Author Archives: Natalie S. Marcus

Kraft’s Overtime Policy Melts Under Pennsylvania State Overtime Law

A district court in the Western District of Pennsylvania recently denied Kraft’s motion for summary judgment in a class action alleging the Kraft did not pay its employees proper overtime wages.  Judge Bissoon held that payment of overtime under the … Continue reading

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Will Home Care Workers Finally Get FLSA Protection?

Under the current version of the Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”), workers that provide companionship services, including home health care workers, are exempt from wage and overtime compensation requirements (the “companionship exemption”).  On December 15, 2011, the United States … Continue reading

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Penguin’s Motion to Compel Arbitration is Put on Ice by Court in eBooks Case

A New York federal judge denied Penguin’s motion to compel arbitration for a subset of the putative class in In re: Electronic Books Antitrust Litigation.  The plaintiffs claim that Penguin, other publishers, and Apple Inc., fixed prices for electronic books … Continue reading

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