2nd Circ. Finds For Garment Workers In FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (August 12, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT) -- A district court judge did not err when he asked a jury to decide whether Liberty Apparel Co. was a “joint employer” of 25 Chinese garment workers in their suit alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, instead of deciding that question himself, a federal appeals court has affirmed.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Tuesday ruled that the issue was properly submitted to the jury, rebuffing Liberty's contentions that the matter should have been considered by a judge.

The appeals...
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