2nd Circuit: Verbal Complaint Sufficient to Trigger Retaliation Protections Under FLSA

Posted by Sean P. CecilMay 22, 20150 Comments

The Fair Labor Standards Act requires payment of at least minimum wage for every hour worked, and time and a half for each hour worked in excess of 40 in a week. The Act also protects workers from retaliation for asserting their rights under the law. The 2nd Circuit joined other circuits in ruling that an employee's oral complaint alone is sufficient to trigger retaliation protections, reversing an old precedent that required formal filing of a complaint.