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Changing Overtime Policy May Constitute Retaliation

March 22 2017

By Brendan J. Begley

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/