4th Circuit

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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New chief judge to take over 4th Circuit

RICHMOND, Va. — Judge Roger L. Gregory will become the next chief judge of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Gregory will replace Chief Judge William B. Traxler Jr., whose seven-year term expires Friday. The ...

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