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The Past Two Years Has Shown A Significant Increase In Costly Wage/ Hour Litigation
By: Peter A. Schneider

The concepts of minimum wage and time and one half appear straightforward, yet for an increasing number of employers, particularly those in the food industry, the past two years has shown a significant increase in costly wage/ hour litigation. All indicators point to a continuation, if not escalation, of this trend for a number of reasons.


U.S. Department Of Labor Targets The Food Industry For Enforcement Of The Fair Labor Standards Act
By: Peter A. Schneider

The plaintiff’s bar and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) are targeting the food industry for enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). It is important that businesses in the food service industry understand their requirements under the FLSA or risk facing litigation and the the associated costs and penalties.


“Employers: Don’t Blow Your Employee’s Covenant Not to Compete!”
By: Loretta M. Gastwirth

Loretta Gastwirth, member of Meltzer Lippe’s Litigation Department, reviews the complexity surrounding employment contracts