Restaurant Law Center v. LABR

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Appellate - 5th Circuit

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2710 Fair Labor Standards Act


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  1. November 22, 2023

    How Appellate Courts Changed The Course Of 5 Wage Cases

    An appellate opinion may breathe new life into a case that a lower court dismissed, or throw out a decision with instructions to conduct a fresh analysis that adopts a new legal test. Here, Law360 reviews what happened in five minimum wage and overtime cases where an appellate ruling changed the course of the litigation.

  2. June 29, 2023

    5 Major Wage & Hour Rulings So Far In 2023

    In the first half of 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court found that a highly paid oil rig worker was entitled to overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act and a federal circuit court adopted a new approach to wage and hour collective actions. Here, Law360 recaps five rulings so far this year.

  3. May 11, 2023

    Restaurant Law Center Head Talks 5th Circ. Tip Rule Win

    Restaurant Law Center Executive Director Angelo Amador spoke with Law360 about the group’s recent Fifth Circuit win in a case challenging a federal tip credit rule, and why such challenges to regulations are necessary.

  4. May 03, 2023

    5 Questions As 5th Circ. Revives Attack On Min. Wage Rule

    The Fifth Circuit's finding that a U.S. Department of Labor minimum wage rule has caused irreparable harm to restaurants by imposing $177 million in annual compliance costs is likely to be overshadowed by an upcoming ruling where the price tag isn't a factor, attorneys told Law360. Here, Law360 answers questions raised as a Texas federal court considers the DOL rule.

  5. May 01, 2023

    5th Circ. Flips Injunction Ruling That Kept DOL Tip Rule Alive

    A Texas federal court should have prevented a U.S. Department of Labor rule regulating tipped wages from staying in place, the Fifth Circuit found, saying that the costs the rule imposes on employers were enough to show irreparable harm.

  6. January 24, 2023

    Biden Wage Rules Meet A Suspicious Judiciary

    Recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings reining in federal agencies that overstep their mandate from Congress are likely to be the anchor of legal challenges to recent Wage and Hour Division rules, former agency officials told Law360.

  7. 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.

  8. January 02, 2023

    Hospitality Cases To Watch In 2023

    Franchisee-driven data privacy litigation against hotels, a push for a U.S. Supreme Court review of a lawsuit over public accommodations' accessibility for the disabled and a closer eye on COVID-19 science in suits involving pandemic-related insurance coverage are some of the cases that will dominate the hospitality landscape in 2023.

  9. December 06, 2022

    5th Circ. Weighs Whether Costs Halt DOL Tip Rule

    A Fifth Circuit panel seemed conflicted Tuesday on whether the estimated costs triggered by a U.S. Department of Labor rule regulating tipped wages were enough to halt the rule, as the appeals court is mulling a Texas federal court's decision letting the rule stand.

  10. November 23, 2022

    5 Upcoming Oral Arguments Wage-Hour Attys Should Watch

    In the next couple of months, federal appeals courts will hear cases questioning the U.S. Department of Labor's rulemaking powers and whether the U.S. Supreme Court's recent antitrust ruling for college athletes opens the door for them to pursue employee wages. Here, Law360 previews five oral arguments to keep an eye on.