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ITEM #:  60095200   |   PUBLISHED:  MAY 18, 2023

Wage and Hour Handbook: Federal and Minnesota, 2nd Edition

Edited by Kayla M. Kienzle, Rachel G. Tierney, Mary B. Thomas, and Joseph G. Schmitt

This new Second Edition of The Wage and Hour Handbook is designed to answer critical questions in this area of practice. One of the hottest employment law topics for advisors and litigators alike is wage and hour law. The Handbook is written and edited by a diverse team of attorneys drawn from private practice and in-house, plaintiff side and defense. Covering a full range of relevant topics, the Handbook was designed to provide practical information and detailed insight for practitioners.

The Handbook includes:

  • 14 chapters filled with practical advice, analysis, and examples.
  • Answers to questions about coverage issues, minimum wage and overtime requirements, exemptions, calculating compensable work time, determining the regular rate of pay, timing and manner of payment, special wage issues, recordkeeping and posting requirements, special work-hour requirements, special worker categories, U.S. DOL and Minnesota administrative enforcement, and much more!
  • A special chapter on California wage-hour law.
  • Separate chapters discussing plaintiff and defense perspectives on significant issues in wage-hour litigation such as selecting the lead plaintiff, obtaining or defeating motions for certification as collective or class action, discovery, alternative dispute resolution, settlement, and more.
  • Sample forms and checklists to aid your practice and warnings from experienced practitioners to help you avoid missteps.
  • All in an easy-to-use format with a handy subject index to make locating the material you need a snap!


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Introduction; Major Sources of Wage and Hour Law; Nondiscrimination Requirements Regarding Wages; Statutes of Limitations: The Effect of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 – Codified at 29 U.S.C. §§ 626, 633a & 794a; 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-5; Preemption; Examples of State Law Considerations
– Anne M. Radolinski & Melissa R. Hodge

FLSA Coverage Issues
Employer Coverage – Enterprise Coverage; Individual Coverage; Workers Not Covered by Federal and State Wage and Hour Laws
– Tracy Holmes Donesky, Allison Kruse, Kelly Maxwell & Beth Papcek-Kovach

Basic Minimum Wage and Overtime Requirements and Exemptions From The Requirements 
Introduction; White Collar Exemptions; Payment on a Salary Basis; Exempt from FLSA Coverage in General; Who is Entitled to Federal or Minnesota Minimum Wage? Overtime Basics
– Penelope J. Phillips & Zach A. Alter

To Pay or Not To Pay: Identifying and Counting Compensable Work Time Under the FLSA and State Wage and Hour Laws
Introduction; Core Concepts; Hot Topics; Conclusion
– Ryan E. Mick & Marilyn J. Clark

Determining the Regular Rate of Pay for Calculating Overtime Compensation
The “Regular Rate” of Pay and Why it Matters; Methods of Calculating the Regular Rate; Effect of Other Payments on the Regular Rate; Alternatives to the Regular Rate Principle
– Janet M. Olawsky & Krista A.P. Hatcher

Timing and Manner of Payment
Timing and Manner of Payment; Wage Assignment; Wage Garnishment; Appendix A – Garnishment Exemption Notice and Notice of Intent to Garnish Earnings; Appendix B – Garnishment Summons; Appendix C – Garnishment Earnings Disclosure
– Laura A. Pfeiffer

Special Wage Issues
Introduction; Breaks; Leaves of Absence; Vacation; Tips and Tip Pooling; Commissions and Bonuses; Wage Deductions; Labor Law Considerations
– Charles F. Knapp, Andrew B. Murphy, Rhiannon C. Beckendorf & Raphael B. Coburn

Special Work-Hour Requirements
Meal and Rest Break Requirements; Maximum Hour Laws; Break Time for Nursing Parents; Workweek and Workdays
– Jillian M. Flower & Ilyse S. Goldsmith

Child Labor, Public Sector Employees, and Other Special Worker Categories
Introduction; Special Wage-Hour Considerations as to Minors; Public Sector Employees; Other Special Worker Categories
– Christina Parra & Marta James

Recordkeeping and Posting Requirements
Recordkeeping Requirements Under State and Federal Wage and Hour Laws; Posting Requirements Under State and Federal Wage and Hour Laws
– Joseph G. Scmitt & Pablo Orozco

U.S. DOL and Minnesota Administrative Enforcement
Introduction; U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division; Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
– Gina K. Janiero, Michael J. Moberg & Kaylyn R. Stanek

Plaintiff-Side Analysis of Wage-Hour Litigation Issues
Finding the Case and the Lead Plaintiff; Obtaining Certification as Collective or Class Action – Timing and Research; Unique Issues in Wage-Hour Litigation
– Michele R. Fisher, H. Clara Coleman & Caitlin L. Opperman

Defense-Side Analysis of Wage-Hour Litigation Issues
Introduction; Early Case Issues; Defeating Collective or Class Action Certification; Unique Issues in Wage-Hour Litigation; Audits Outside of Litigation
– Cynthia A. Bremer & Jody A. Ward-Rannow

California Wage and Hour Issues
Introduction; Wage Payment and Compensable Work; Commissions, Bonuses, and Other Incentive Pay; Meal and Rest Breaks; Overtime Exemptions
– Mandana Massoumi & Jessica L. Linehan

Table of Authorities
Subject Index

  • Garnishment Exemption Notice and Notice of Intent to Garnish Earnings
  • Garnishment Summons
  • Garnishment Earnings Disclosure

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