Is “Employee” Written in the Cards?

By Alyssa Levy A federal jury will decide whether a tarot card reader who performed at the Colorado Renaissance Festival for thirty years is a Title VII employee for purposes of her retaliation claim. Plaintiff claims that she was not invited back for the 2016 season in retaliation for her complaint of sexual harassment. Plaintiff’s […]

A “Fair Reading” of the FLSA Exempts Paralegals From Overtime Pay

By Alyssa Levy Should highly compensated paralegals (likely more experienced paralegals) receive overtime pay? The new DOL Wage and Hour Administrator, Cheryl Stanton, says paralegals earning at least $100,000 annually and performing certain duties are “exempt” employees. The Administrator’s guidance letter zeroed in on the paralegals’ duties to justify their exempt status as a “fair […]