Wage & Hours

Overview

Edgeworth’s experts are industry leaders in the analysis of complex data for all phases of wage and hour litigation, from class certification to damages.

We have extensive experience working on wage and hour matters under both the Fair Labor Standards Act and state-specific laws. We have provided expert testimony and confidential consultation to clients for a variety of issues, including allegations regarding:

  • Off-the-clock work
  • Time clock rounding
  • Restricted meal breaks
  • Working through meal or rest breaks
  • Improper regular rate calculations
  • Worker misclassification

Edgeworth experts also have experience analyzing employment data related to the Salary Basis Test and performing analyses of prevailing wages. Our team applies its econometric expertise across numerous industries, including telecommunications, health care, financial services, manufacturing, and professional services.

Case Experience

Insights & News

Publications

  • Law360 | 04.15.2019

    Edgeworth Partners Dr. Stephen Bronars and Dr. Deborah Foster discuss the Department of Labor's recent proposal to increase the HCE salary threshold from $100,000 to $147,414. 

  • Law360 | 05.23.2018

    In anticipation of future civil class actions related to no-poach and wage-fixing agreements, Edgeworth Partners Dr. Stephen Bronars and Dr. Deborah Foster have published a two-part primer in Law360 on wage analyses that are frequently used in employment discrimination cases and will become increasingly relevant as labor issues cross over into the antitrust arena.

  • Law360 | 05.23.2018

    In anticipation of future civil class actions related to no-poach and wage-fixing agreements, Edgeworth Partners Dr. Stephen Bronars and Dr. Deborah Foster have published a two-part primer in Law360 on wage analyses that are frequently used in employment discrimination cases and will become increasingly relevant as labor issues cross over into the antitrust arena.

  • Law360 | 09.25.2015

    Mr. Michael Kheyfets, Dr. Deborah Foster and Dr. Nathan Woods discuss the 10 questions you should ask your experts who are working with your sensitive data. 

  • Law360 | 08.25.2015

    Drs. Bronars, Foster, and Woods discuss the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed salary test for the white collar exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

  • Law360 | 08.14.2015

    Drs. Deborah K. Foster, Stephen G. Bronars, and Nathan D. Woods published the article “Approaches to Hourly Rates Under DOL White Collar Rules” in Law360.

  • Law360 | 05.29.2015

    This article by Dr. Nathan Woods is the third article in a three part series discussing the statistical analysis of class certification topics in wage-and-hour class and collective actions.

  • Law360 | 05.28.2015

    This article by Dr. Nathan Woods is the second article in a three part series discussing the statistical analysis of class certification topics in wage-and-hour class and collective actions.

  • Law360 | 05.27.2015

    This article by Dr. Nathan Woods is the first article in a three part series discussing the statistical analysis of class certification topics in wage-and-hour class and collective actions. 

  • Law360 | 03.22.2013

    Dr. Korenko published an article in Law360 that discusses the idea of fairness in executive compensation from an economic perspective.

Speaking Engagements

News

Experts

An Edgeworth Economics team was retained by two California hospitals—both part of the AHMC Hospital System—accused of violating California labor law by using a payroll system that automatically rounded employees’ hours up or down to the nearest quarter-hour.

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