That’s a Wrap: Fox Reaches Deal with Unpaid Interns

That’s a Wrap: Fox Reaches Deal with Unpaid Interns

Fox Searchlight and Fox Entertainment Group have reached a preliminary settlement with a group of former unpaid interns, possibly resolving the lawsuit that resulted in a Second Circuit decision that redefined the test used to evaluate whether interns are properly classified under the FLSA.

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The Fourth Circuit Holds That Fire Captains Are Non-Exempt Employees Under the FLSA Because Their Primary Job Duty is Being a First Responder

The Fourth Circuit Holds That Fire Captains Are Non-Exempt Employees Under the FLSA Because Their Primary Job Duty is Being a First Responder

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (covering such east coast states as Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland) recently held that a group of fire Captains are entitled to overtime under the FLSA because their primary duty is being a first responder.

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District Court Turns the Other “Cheeks” On Parties’ Proposed Stipulation of Dismissal

District Court Turns the Other “Cheeks” On Parties’ Proposed Stipulation of Dismissal

A district court judge within the Second Circuit held that, in light of Cheeks v. Freeport Pancake House, court or DOL approval is required for a valid dismissal of FLSA claims with prejudice pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a)(1)(A).

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Proposal in Congress Would Prevent Overtime Pay for Minor Leaguers

Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Brett Guthrie (R-KY) have introduced the Save America’s Pastime Act  (SAPA) to preserve the decades-old minor league pay structure which prevents players from receiving overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (Bustos withdrew her support for the legislation almost immediately after its introduction following her constituency’s negative reaction, “several concerns about the bill have been brought to my attention that have led me to immediately withdraw my support of the legislation”).

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