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Author Archives: Steve Lash

Steve Lash covers appellate courts and general legal affairs for The Daily Record. He is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court and Maryland bars.

4th Circuit: FLSA covers federal contracts even when unmentioned

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave a preliminary victory to nearly two dozen electrical workers at a construction project at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, who claimed the subcontractor violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by shortchanging them on their overtime and by not paying them for the 15 minutes they were required to arrive each day before their shifts. (Courtesy U.S. Navy)

The Fair Labor Standards Act enables workers on federal contracts to sue for unpaid wages even when the contracts state they are governed by laws giving only the U.S. government a right to take legal action against the contractors, a federal appeals court has ruled in reviving a lawsuit from Bethesda.

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