Mixed Ruling In 6th Circ. McDonald's FLSA Appeal

Law360, New York (August 7, 2009, 6:57 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has weighed in on two long-running suits between teenage workers and the McDonald's Corp. franchisee they claim shorted them on pay, giving neither side a clear-cut victory.

Several issues from the cases will go back to a lower court for further consideration, Judge Arthur J. Tarnow said in a 53-page published opinion issued Wednesday.

The outwardly simple allegations of the suits — that the McDonald's franchisee failed to properly pay overtime in violation of the Fair Labor...
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