Fair Labor Standards Act, The, Third Edition (Sale!)


The law surrounding the Fair Labor Standards Act has grown exponentially in recent years, and the demand for this two-volume set reflects that growth. This essential tool provides a balanced and comprehensive treatment of the FLSA statute, DOL regulations, and case law regarding private and DOL enforcement and employer obligations.

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Now in its Third Edition, and with a reorganized chapter structure, The Fair Labor Standards Act is an essential tool for helping practitioners understand FLSA coverage and exemptions. With this resource, counsel can make informed decisions about why and how to proceed on a particular course for clients. It provides point-by-point evaluations of each FLSA exemption and discusses issues including collective action litigation brought under the FLSA by individual private plaintiffs, "hybrid" actions involving both state and federal law claims, and elements of enforcement actions and litigation brought by the Secretary of Labor.

Highlights of the latest edition include:

  • Updated analysis of the evolving jurisprudence on arbitration of FLSA claims, including arbitration of collective actions
  • Expanded analysis of the Section 7(i) retail sales or service establishment exemption
  • New discussion on FLSA coverage of interns
  • Completely rewritten chapter analyzing independent contractor and joint employer issues

All discussions include meticulous citations and footnotes - with decisions broken out by Circuit. 


  • Chapter 1. A Brief History of the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Chapter 2. Operations and Functions of the Department of Labor
  • Chapter 3. The Employment Relationship
  • Chapter 4. Employer Coverage
  • Chapter 5. White-Collar Exemptions
  • Chapter 6. Other Statutory Exemptions
  • Chapter 7. Agricultural Exemptions
  • Chapter 8. Compensable Hours
  • Chapter 9. Minimum Wage Requirements
  • Chapter 10. Overtime Compensation
  • Chapter 11. Government Employment
  • Chapter 12. Child Labor
  • Chapter 13. Retaliation
  • Chapter 14. Recordkeeping
  • Chapter 15. Department of Labor Enforcement and Remedies
  • Chapter 16. Litigation Issues
  • Chapter 17. Collective Actions and “Hybrid” Class Actions


The 2018 Cumulative Supplement updates the treatise with coverage of new developments in topics including:

  • Extensive treatment of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Epic Systems v. Lewis and Encino Motorcars v. Navarro

  • New FLSA amendments, including the amendment to Section 3(m) tip credit rule, exclusions for certain minor league baseball players and insurance adjusters, and breaks for nursing mothers

  • Important DOL opinion letters and guidance, both new and reissued

  • New case law on conditional certification and decertification

  • Judicial treatment of compensable time, including decisions post- Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk

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Ellen C. Kearns is a partner and the Wage and Hour Practice Group Co-Chair at Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP, Boston MA.

Aaron D. Kaufmann is a partner at Leonard Carder LLP, Oakland, CA.

Dennis M. McClelland is a partner at Phelps Dunbar LLP, Tampa FL.

Nantiya Ruan is Of Counsel at Outten & Golden LLP, and a professor at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO.



Third Edition Information

2015/2 Volumes/2,848 pp./Hardcover/Order #P3452

Supplement Information

2018/760 pp. Softcover/ISBN 978-1-68267-452-9/Order #3452


“This exhaustive two-volume treatise explores every facet of the Fair Labor Standards Act. An essential tool for any labor lawyer or attorney representing employers, labor unions, government entities, or private parties who wishes to understand the precise applications of specific provisions of the Act.”

Kendall F. Svengalis

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