Joining decisions from other parts of the country, a California federal judge has held that former cosmetology and “hair design” students were not “employees” under the Fair Labor Standards Act or the wage-and-hour laws of California and Nevada entitled to minimum wage. Benjamin v. B & H Education, Inc., et al., 2015 U.S.
New Jersey Court Finds Beauty School Students Not “Employees”
By Noel P. Tripp on
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A development in the ongoing litigation regarding the scope of the term “employee” for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act involves a rash of cases filed against beauty schools. In these cases, students who provide services to customers as part of their training allege they should be compensated for such work. A New Jersey…