Law and the Workplace
Andrew A. Smith

Andrew A. Smith


Andrew A. Smith is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department and a member of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration and Wage and Hour Groups.

Andrew focuses on defending employers in wage-and-hour class and collective actions. He has experience defeating certification and conditional certification in multiple states, as well as experience defending certified and conditionally certified class and collective actions involving claims by exempt and non-exempt employees.

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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