Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., et al., Petitioners v. Michael J. Hewitt

  1. February 22, 2023

    Supreme Court Upholds FLSA Salary Requirements

    High-earning professionals can only be overtime-exempt if they are paid on salary basis, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, affirming the importance of long-standing U.S. Department of Labor salary pay regulations in a case that tested the foundations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  2. January 02, 2023

    5 Major Wage And Hour Cases To Watch In 2023

    In 2023, cases making their way through the judicial pipeline are poised to leave a mark on wage and hour law. From Fair Labor Standards Act suits covering numerous workers to the U.S. Department of Labor's power to define overtime exemptions, here are five cases to watch.

  3. October 12, 2022

    Supreme Court Justices Dig Into What Defines A Salary

    The U.S. Supreme Court got bogged down Wednesday in the nuances of how federal regulations define salaries, with an apparent divide emerging during oral arguments between justices focused on a commonsense reading of salary pay and those focused on a more narrow approach — or even on dismissing the regulations entirely.

  4. September 29, 2022

    US To Tell Justices Daily Paid Workers Deserve Overtime

    The U.S. Supreme Court will allow the U.S. Solicitor General to present oral arguments in favor of extending overtime pay protections to oil rig workers and other workers paid flat, daily wages.

  5. September 08, 2022

    Fed Gov't Backs Former Helix Worker In High Court OT Fight

    The U.S. departments of Justice and Labor supported a former Helix rig worker in an overtime dispute at the U.S. Supreme Court, telling the justices the energy company cannot claim a federal exemption because it calculated his pay daily.

  6. September 07, 2022

    AFL-CIO Backs Worker In High Court OT Row Against Helix

    The AFL-CIO backed a former Helix rig worker in his fight to keep a Fifth Circuit's decision that he was entitled to overtime, telling the justices on Wednesday the worker wasn't a salaried employee because Helix calculated his pay daily.

  7. September 01, 2022

    Oil Rig Worker Tells Justices Helix Calculated His Pay Daily

    A former Helix rig worker urged the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that he was entitled to overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act, arguing that the energy company computed his pay daily and therefore he wasn't a salaried employee.

  8. May 02, 2022

    Justices To Weigh OT For Highly Paid Rig Worker

    The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it will weigh in on whether an oil rig worker earning six figures is entitled to overtime pay because he was not paid a true salary under the Fair Labor Standards Act, teeing up a fight on a foundational principle of wage and hour law.

  9. January 12, 2022

    Energy Co. Wants Supreme Court To Nix Rig Worker's OT Pay

    An offshore energy company urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reevaluate a Fifth Circuit ruling that determined a highly paid ex-rig worker is entitled to overtime compensation, saying the decision creates a conflict the justices need to resolve.