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Manhattan Judge Analyzes Appropriate Standard for Intern Determination, Denies Class Certification

In a significant victory for employers in the series of hotly contested cases regarding the status of interns, the Hearst Corporation successfully defeated class certification under the New York Labor Law. Xuedan Wang v. Hearst Corp., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 65869 (S.D.N.Y. May 8, 2013).  As important to wage/hour practitioners and employers as the Court’s ruling … Continue Reading

California Trial Court Applies Pro-Employer Brinker Decision to Deny Class Certification

As with the United States Supreme Court’s decision last year in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, the employment law community eagerly awaits the impact of the California’s Supreme Court’s recent decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp. on pending and new putative class actions alleging violations of California meal and rest period requirements. One early return favors employers, as a … Continue Reading
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