Law and the Workplace
Andrew A. Smith

Andrew A. Smith

Associate

As a Labor & Employment associate, Andrew Smith represents employers in a variety of class and individual litigation throughout the country. Much of his work consists of defending professional sports leagues in cases involving former players or league employees. He also advises employers on a range of issues frequently related to wage-and-hour compliance and legislative developments.

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DOL’s “New” PAID Self-Reporting Program of Questionable Value to Employers

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division announced the upcoming launch of a “new” pilot program called the Payroll Audit Independent Determination program (“PAID”).  Under PAID, employers can come forward voluntarily to disclose wage and hour violations to the DOL, the DOL will supervise a settlement of any monetary claims … Continue Reading

DOL to Appeal Ruling That 2016 Overtime Rule Exceeded Its Authority

The DOL will appeal a Texas federal court’s ruling that the Obama administration’s 2016 overtime rule exceeded the DOL’s authority. The appeal comes nearly two months after the DOL dropped an earlier appeal of that court’s preliminary injunction on the same topic. The 2016 overtime rule would have required employers to pay most executive, administrative, … Continue Reading
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