Q&A With Ogletree Deakins' Homer L. Deakins Jr.

Law360, New York (November 15, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The FLSA allows plaintiffs to recover back pay that far exceeds, and is unrelated to, what their wages would have been if they had been classified as nonexempt in the first place, says Ogletree Deakins' Homer L. Deakins Jr. in our series of chats with high-profile employment lawyers.

Q. What attracted you to employment law as a practice area? And what keeps you interested?

A. I was attracted to employment law because of its “human” aspect; it involves people and their behavior. The result is that...
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