Maslanka's Field Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act 2014

Michael P. Maslanka

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Maslanka's Field Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act, one of four books in Maslanka's Field Guide series, will provide Texas attorneys with clarity to the most recent developments under the FLSA's regulations and facilitate a better understanding of:

·        What happened to deference to DOL regulations after Christopher v. Smithkline Beecham Corp., 132 S.Ct. 2156 (2012), and a discussion of deference given to DOL opinion letters & Field Operation Handbooks too

·        A review of the latest case law on interns 

·        Commentary on class action lawsuits

·        When to plead the retail exemption defense and other affirmative defenses

·        Undocumented workers & the FLSA

·        The knotty issue of leave banks and exempt status

·        The continuing conflict in the courts over exempt status for adjusters/investigators

·        The Fifth Circuit’s recent analysis regarding drivers who sell, 29 CFR §541.504

·        Conditional certification issues

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  • Availability: Available
  • Brand: Texas Lawyer
  • Product Type: Books
  • Edition: 3
  • ISBN: 978-1-57625-699-2
  • Pub#/SKU#: FLSA13
  • Pub Date: 09/18/2013

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  • Michael P. Maslanka

Michael P. Maslanka is entering his 30th year of practice. He litigates and tries employment law cases across Texas. He shares his knowledge through his Work Matters blog,; his books, the Maslanka Field Guide series on employment law; and his monthly Work Matters column for In-House Texas. He uses his practical knowledge to help clients simplify their issues, and to be a cost-effective partner to them. He opened the Dallas office of Constangy Brooks & Smith, LLP in January 2011.


Chambers USA states that he is a strong, insightful thinker who takes a holistic approach to resolving his clients challenges. A Chambers USA source states that he is the best teacher of labor and employment law . . . and just great before a jury. Mike has served as Adjunct Counsel to a Fortune 10 company where he provided multi-state counseling on employment matters. He also served as a Field Attorney for the National Labor Relations Board. He is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a Master of the Inns of Court. He also writes as the Literate Lawyer, a column on how literature makes us better lawyers and better people.

Also by Michael P. Maslanka:
Maslanka's Field Guide to the Family & Medical Leave Act 2015
Maslanka's Field Guide to the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act & Texas Labor Code 2011.
Maslanka's Field Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act and its Amendments 2012
Maslanka's Pocket Guide to Employment Law