Tag Archives: Fair Labor Standards Act


Posted 7 months ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Lady Gaga’s Assistant Can Take Demand for OT Pay to Jury

A federal judge in New York on Sept. 10 said the claims of Lady Gaga’s former personal assistant for unpaid overtime can go to a jury, refusing to dismiss Jennifer O’Neill’s demand for the singer to pay her for all her “on-call” time — which she says was 24/7 for over a year.   Gaga Round the Clock O’Neill worked as a personal assistant to Lady Gaga — whose real name is Stefani Germanotta — from 2010 to 2011 for …

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Posted 8 months ago in Class Actions Labor and Employment by Betsy Kim  
Should Interns Be Compensated? [Infographic]

With approximately one million unpaid interns working each year, it’s no surprise that some of these situations are violating the Fair Labor Standards Act, and interns are suing. Charlie Rose recently settled a class action lawsuit over the talk show’s use of interns for $250,00. In addition, interns have sued P. Diddy, Fox Searchlight, Hearst Corp. magazines, and Norma Kamili. The www.internmatch.com infographic below provides more facts on interns and why paid internships make sense. Check out Lawyers.com for more …

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Posted 8 months ago in Class Actions Your Job & The Law by Michele Bowman  
Interns Sue P. Diddy’s Record Label

A former intern is suing Sean Combs/P. Diddy’s record label, alleging it violated federal and state labor laws by not paying her and other interns for the work that employees should have been doing.   Office Work, But No Training Former intern Rashida Salaam filed a lawsuit on Aug. 20 in federal court in New York, seeking to represent a possible class of over 500 former interns against Bad Boy Entertainment Inc.  She alleges that for the last six years …

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Posted 10 months ago in Video Your Job & The Law by Ed Alpern  
Fighting the Epidemic of Wage Theft [Video]

  Wage theft. It’s a national epidemic across the country. Minimum wage workers weathered the New York City summer heat to hold a rally to raise awareness and to end the exploitation. Lawyers.com videojournalist Ed Alpern reports. Jonathan Westin, executive director of Fast Food Forward, says wage theft comes in many forms. Employers refuse to pay overtime. Workers are forced to work off the clock. Employees pay for their own uniforms and other things they essential for their jobs. And …

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Interns Assert Their Rights Via Lawsuits

It’s summertime, and for many college students, that means internship season. If you land an internship, pay close attention to how the company has structured it – if you’re performing work that an employee would normally do, that company could be violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).    Not Model Behavior Earlier in 2013, a former unpaid intern at Elite Modeling Management Corp. sued the prestigious modeling agency for $50 million in unpaid wages and overtime, alleging it violated …

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