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Changing Overtime Policy May Constitute Retaliation

Posted in Employment Contracts and Agreements, Wage & Hour

They say that everything is bigger in Texas.  That now may be true for the risk that an employer’s change to its overtime policies will result in a claim filed by an employee alleging retaliation in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  That increased risk stems from a ruling by the Texas Court of Appeals for the Fourteenth District in January 2017.  In that case, Tooker v. Alief Independent School District, the appellate court ruled that a change in the employer’s stated overtime policy constituted a materially adverse employment action.

To read the full article, visit the HRUSA Blog at: http://blog.hrusa.com/blog/changing-overtime-policy-may-constitute-retaliation/