Tag Archives: “unpaid wages”

Another Court Rejects Class Claims Contending That Vocational Students Are Really Employees

In yet another challenge regarding the employment status of students and interns as employees, the Second Circuit has concluded quite rightfully that vocational students – even those at for-profit institutions – are still students. We’ve seen this argument before in the context of both students and interns. (November 15, 2018, December 12, 2017, and May … Continue Reading

The Southern District of New York Rules That Internships Must Be Educational (Unlike the Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson Film of the Same Name)

It has been said that the vast majority of movies coming out of Hollywood these days are “brainless.”  Despite that (often accurate) description, there are always a handful of films that manage to squeak into theaters and earn critical praise for their intelligent, thought-provoking stories, and educate the audience on a particular subject matter or character.  … Continue Reading

Pennsylvania District Court Denies Certification Of Off-The-Clock Case (Again)

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again,” or so the adage goes.  A recent case suggests that may not always be the right strategy or, more apropos to this blog, that off-the-clock cases make poor fodder for class action claims.  In Hernandez v. Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., Civil Action No. 10-5459 (E.D. Pa. … Continue Reading

Eighth Circuit Affirms Jury Verdict Despite Confusion over Whether the Standard is Reasonable Time or Actual Time for Compensable Activities

Unless you’re one of the twelve people in the world who didn’t see The Avengers this summer, you can likely recall the scene where Tony Stark literally “steps out” of his Iron Man suit after landing on his penthouse ledge.  Indeed, the fictional billionaire has perfected the doffing of his hardware to a science—the machines … Continue Reading