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Employers who rely upon contract workers should be aware of the most recent guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Labor.  In short, the DOL considers the definition of “employee” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to be broad, and warns that “most workers are employees under the FLSA’s broad definitions.”  Workers who are

Oilfield services contractors and employers should be aware of the most recent successful wage enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Labor.  The DOL recently announced that it recovered $4.5 million in back wages from two major contractors engaged in natural gas extraction operations in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania and West Virginia.


The best internship programs provide invaluable experiences, challenging assignments, and real-world immersion not found in the classroom. The worst are glorified mailroom or data-entry positions disguised as internships for employers looking for free or cheap labor. Regardless of the quality of the experience, private-sector entities must place strict guidelines on unpaid internship programs to comply