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Ellen M. Doyle

Ellen M. Doyle Ellen—one of the founding partners of FDPK—retired in December 2021, after more than 46 years of practicing law.  Throughout her career, Ellen litigated complex class actions against many large financial and corporate defendants in federal and state…

Fluctuating Work Week

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rejects Fluctuating Work Week Method The PA Supreme Court ruled that the “Fluctuating Work Week” method of calculating overtime pay is not permissible under Pennsylvania law. Tawny Chevalier, et al. v. General Nutrition Centers, Inc., et al., Case…

CBD (Cannabidiol)

CBD Products. Hard-working Americans Across the Country Are Losing Their Jobs After Using CBD CBD, or cannabidiol, is a chemical found in hemp that is sold in a variety of forms.  Those products include pills, oils, creams and tinctures, and…

Overtime Rule

Overtime Rule Expected to Benefit Millions of Employees On May 23, 2016, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new overtime rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The overtime rule is expected to automatically extend overtime pay…

Scams Targeting Seniors

Elderly citizens lose billions a year to scams targeting seniors. Seniors are victims more often than other age groups. Seniors are victims more often than persons from other age groups. This is because they may have accumulated more savings over time,…

Right to Sue

Right to Sue – 2016 CFPB Rule The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed a new rule in 2016 restoring consumers’ right to sue banks, credit card companies and consumer lenders in class actions. The CFPB’s rule, proposed under…