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Brooklyn Federal Court Finds Local Establishment Not Covered by FLSA

The high volume of FLSA litigation, particularly in jurisdictions such as New York and Florida, has in recent years forced many small businesses truly outside the scope of FLSA coverage to defend lawsuits brought pursuant to its minimum wage and overtime provisions.  Typically, these smaller employers attempt to address the issue of coverage early in … Continue Reading

Eleventh Circuit Affirms: No Individual Coverage of “Local” Painter of Pleasure Boats

While FLSA coverage—both so-called “enterprise” based coverage and individual coverage of a specific worker—remains broad, such coverage generally does not extend to individuals who do not work for a covered enterprise and do not “directly participate in the actual movement of persons or things in interstate commerce.”  In reviewing a trial court decision, the Court … Continue Reading

New York Judge: Employee’s Sporadic Use of Credit Card Machine Insufficient to Establish Individual Coverage Under FLSA

When small and medium-sized businesses are sued under the Fair Labor Standards Act, a common litigation issue is whether or not the defendant-employer – or the plaintiff-employee – is covered under the Act, through either its broad “enterprise coverage” or “individual coverage” of the worker’s employment. Where enterprise coverage is not present, typically because the business … Continue Reading

District Court Orders Trial To Determine Whether Local Towing Company Is Covered “Enterprise” Under FLSA

Enterprise coverage under the Fair Labor Standards Act is broadly defined, seeking to include in its expansive definition of FLSA covered employers substantially all businesses with greater than $500,000 in gross revenues which have “employees engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce, or that have employees “handling, selling, or otherwise working … Continue Reading
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