Law and the Workplace
Andrew A. Smith

Andrew A. Smith

Associate

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’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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