A Cautionary Tale: Boucher V. Shaw

Law360, New York (August 26, 2009, 12:28 PM EDT) -- On July 27, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that a corporation's managers can be held personally liable under the Fair Labor Standards Act for wages that the corporation failed to pay to employees prior to the employer's filing for bankruptcy.

This opinion serves as a cautionary reminder of the risks managers potentially face when a corporation files for bankruptcy and has failed to pay its employees for all wages earned prior to the filing.

In Boucher v. Shaw, ---- F....
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