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Brown v. ScriptPro, LLC, 10th Cir, No. 11-3293, November 27, 2012

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A Recent Off-The-Clock Case Should Not Breed Complacency

Fisher Phillips • December 19, 2012
It might sometimes seem from the parade of headline-grabbing, employee-favoring court decisions that employers are destined to lose in so-called "off-the-clock" cases under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. These lawsuits involve claims by non-exempt employees that the employer has failed to pay the FLSA-required wages for work that went unrecorded. But a ruling by the Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (with jurisdiction over Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming) in Brown v. ScriptPro shows that, with the right policies, systems, and practices in place, it is possible for an employer to prevail.

Temporal proximity between FMLA leave and firing does not always lead to successful legal claim.

Ogletree Deakins • December 10, 2012
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) continues to create administrative challenges for employers. One particular issue of concern is the discipline and or termination of an employee who has requested or is on FMLA leave. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld the dismissal of an individual’s interference and retaliation claims in an unpublished opinion that serves as an outline for analyzing FMLA claims under such circumstances. Brown v. ScriptPro, LLC, 10th Cir, No. 11-3293, November 27, 2012.
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