Seventh Circuit Holds Student Athletes Are Not Employees Under the FLSA

There have been a bevy of legal proceedings in recent years involving National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) student athletes making various arguments with the goal of having themselves classified as employees entitled to the benefits of employment from the NCAA and the colleges and universities Read More …

Department of Labor’s Change of Stance On Mortgage-Loan Officers Upheld

In 1999 and 2001, the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued letters opining that mortgage-loan officers do not qualify for the administrative exemption to overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In 2004, the Department issued new regulations regarding Read More …

Three Class Action Suits Filed Against McDonald’s Alleging Wage Theft

Three separate class action lawsuits have been filed against fast food giant McDonald’s in California, New York, and Michigan alleging various types of wage theft.  The California case alleges that McDonald’s undercompensated workers for the overtime hours they worked.  It is not clear from the Read More …