SEAMAN UNDER THE FSLA AND ROVS

Halle v. Galliano Marine Serv.. (5th Cir. 2017), involved an issue of first impression: whether remotely operated vehicle (“ROV”) technicians are seaman under the FSLA. In this case, plaintiff sued the defendants under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FSLA”) for unpaid overtime. The defendants ran a remotely operated vehicle business for offshore applications. Plaintiff was […]

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CREDIT CARD TIPS

By Caitlin Morgenstern of Koch & Schmidt posted in Employment Law on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Once, I was traveling out of New Orleans on business and stopped at an airport restaurant before boarding my flight. The server provided excellent customer service so I decided to leave a large credit card tip. The server informed me that unfortunately they would not […]

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