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Back to Work: Welcome to The Day Shift!

Welcome to new readers and welcome back to old friends!  I’m excited to have moved in the blog (blawg?) world back to my own domain and site, The Day Shift.  I have been blogging since 2005, and covering wage and hour and related issues for employers for the past several years.  Here at The Day Shift, I will have more freedom to address those issues and more–business immigration, state law issues, and sometimes just some interesting legal and social issues that grab my attention.

For those of you who have not followed me from my previous blogs, I am a Labor & Employment Law attorney at the global law firm of DLA Piper who represents a wide range of public and private sector employers, including those in the manufacturing, technology, Internet and telecommunications industries, on a host of issues, including wage and hour matters. Immigration law is one of my passions, too, so you can expect to see some wage-and-hour related immigration topics here, too. I have maintained a popular wage and hour blog, an almost daily blog throughout law school, and founded the country music site roughstock.com, so I’ve already learned that the Internet is not something that you just dump something on. It’s not a big truck. No, it’s a series of tubes.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a model of clarity and consistency frequently confusing and mind-numbing, and “it depends” is an answer you will probably hear quite a bit when we tackle tough questions. I spent nearly 15 years as a senior executive in the telecommunications industry, including at a multinational telecommunications equipment manufacturer and a major regional telecommunications operator and Internet provider, which means that, in hindsight, I can see that I made my share of wage and hour mistakes. My goal is to help you avoid them and give you strategies for addressing them when they pop up.

So, stay tuned for more regular content (and a few design updates–this is pretty spartan, I know)!

Your questions and comments are always welcome on the blog, on Twitter at @HassDoug, via e-mail, or by phone.

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