Fair Labor Standards Act

Time Spent During Security Screening of Apple Employee Bags Not Compensable Under California State LawApple scored a decisive wage-and-hour victory when a California district court recently tossed a class action in which the plaintiff employees sought compensation for time spent undergoing exit bag searches to ensure they were not stealing Apple products from work. In Amanda Frlekin, et al. v. Apple Inc., the court determined that employee time

Sixth Circuit Takes the Bait: Worm Farm Employees Fit Under FLSA Agricultural Exemption for OvertimeProviding legal scholars nationwide a unique opportunity to opine on worm-farming, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held on Friday, October 2, that farm workers involved in the growing of bait worms are exempt overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Silver Bait farm in rural Tennessee houses, grows and packages bait worms

The Internship 2: Now Paid? Viacom Pays Record Settlement on Intern LawsuitViacom recently announced a settlement of $7.2 million dollars to end litigation by numerous unpaid interns for the Company’s television networks. In 2013, two former interns sued Viacom claiming that it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other state statutes by classifying them as “interns” (who are not paid) instead of actual employees.