All posts by Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq.

U.S. labor laws and overtime: your comments

2 September 2015 – Over the weekend we published a notice about the Department of Labor’s proposed a new rule regarding overtime and the opportunity to make comments.  We noted that United Contract

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The Department of Labor has proposed a new rule regarding overtime and seeks comment

29 August 2015 – The Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed a new rule regarding the overtime exemptions in the Fair Labor Standards Act (click here to view the proposed rule). United Contract Attorneys is

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Contract attorney lawsuit against Skadden Arps can proceed, appeals court says; case could enable temporary lawyers hired for routine document review to earn extra wages

23 July 2015 – A lawsuit demanding overtime pay from legal heavyweight Skadden, Arps can proceed, an appeals court ruled today, potentially clearing the way for temporary lawyers hired to do routine

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This firm marked up contract attorney reviewer billings over 500 percent … and that’s not the worst part

From Doug Austin at eDiscovery Daily: June 3, 2015 – Remember when we asked the question whether a blended document review rate of $466 per hour is excessive? Many of you weighed in on that one

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Skadden fights contract lawyer’s claims in the U.S. Second Circuit

1 June 2015 – Last week the U.S. Second Circuit heard the Lola vs. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom case which is testing whether some purportedly professional work might in fact be eligible

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U.S. student debt hangover ruins that “American dream” (ha, ha)

Angela Gambetta, Managing Director/The Posse List 9 May 2015 – About a decade ago, American consumers seemed the most debt-addicted people on the planet. Then … bingo … around 2008 something

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In Canada: Deloitte sued in document reviewer class action; treating hundreds of document reviewers as contractors when they were, in reality, employees

  13 March 2015 – Deloitte and a document review company it acquired a year ago are alleged to have saved millions of dollars by treating hundreds of document reviewers as contractors when

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Kessler’s 600% markup on contract attorneys ruled too high. Gee, ya think?

    7 January 2015 – A New York federal judge slashed Kessler Topaz’s fee request in an investor class action against Weatherford International Ltd from $14 million to $10.8

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

  We wish all of you a happy and healthy New Year. We extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to our subscribers and readers for their confidence, loyalty and partnership. We have been so very

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Language and speech recognition technology equal to humans gets closer

This is our last post of the year aside from our job posts. We thank all of our subscribers and readers for a great year. Note: The Posse List team will be posting jobs (the market is busy) over the holiday

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