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Martha's Vineyard Golf Club Exempt From OT Pay, Judge Says

Law360 (September 17, 2018, 7:56 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Monday ruled that a tony Martha's Vineyard golf club that has welcomed such luminaries as President Barack Obama and NBA star Steph Curry doesn’t have to pay overtime to employees because it’s a seasonal, recreational establishment.

The ruling from U.S. District Judge George A. O'Toole tossed a putative class action filed against the owner of the famed Farm Neck Golf Club, brought by a former cafe cook. Anna Shkuratova had claimed employees weren’t paid for overtime, a violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and similar state laws.

The FLSA generally requires that employees be...

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March 8, 2017

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