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Staci is a partner at Franczek Radelet P.C. She co-chairs the firm’s Wage and Hour Practice Team and the Litigation Task Force. Staci represents private and public employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. She has tried employment cases before federal courts, and represents clients before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, as well as in arbitration proceedings. She advises and represents employers on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and related state statutes, ranging from worker classification audits to claims alleging unpaid wages. Staci advises employers from a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, financial services, retail, hospitality and hotels, utilities, hospitals and nursing homes, and municipalities.

In July, we wrote about the Department of Labor’s proposed changes to the regulations governing the white collar exemptions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The current regulations governing these exemptions—executive, administrative, and professional—include a salary basis test by which to determine if an employee meets one of these exemptions. The salary basis test currently

The Illinois Minimum Wage Law (IMWL) generally provides that non-exempt employees must be paid one-and-one-half times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. However, on July 10, 2015, Governor Rauner signed legislation amending the IMWL as it pertains to public employees who are members of a bargaining unit

On May 8, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow private sector employers to offer hourly workers the option of taking compensatory (“comp”) time in lieu of paid overtime.  The bill seeks to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to allow private sector employers to offer comp time at a rate of

Guest Author: Lindsey Marcus

Supreme Court building.JPGSome good news for employers. In a recent 5-4 opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court held that collective-action claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are moot when the named plaintiff has no continuing personal interest in the outcome of the lawsuit and no motion for conditional certification has been

thomas.perez.jpgThis morning, President Obama formally nominated Thomas Perez to be the next Secretary of the Department of Labor.  Mr. Perez, an assistant U.S. Attorney General, will replace outgoing Secretary Hilda Solis.  Mr. Perez’s nomination is widely supported by the labor community. 

Mary Kay Henry, the president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), stated on

Contract signing iStock_000000739804XSmall.jpgIowa is the latest State to sign a Memorandum of Understanding and join forces with the U.S. Department of Labor to combat employee misclassification.  Although Labor Secretary Solis has announced her resignation, it appears that the Misclassification Initiative that she championed continues, at least for now.

As mentioned in a previous post, these Memorandums