Minn. High Court Favors Fitness Chain In FLSA Case

Law360, New York (September 14, 2010, 6:24 PM EDT) -- Minnesota's highest court has nixed a bid to revive a class action alleging Life Time Fitness Inc. violated the state's Fair Labor Standards Act by treating its executives and managers as wage workers but calling them salaried employees and refusing to pay them overtime.

In affirming an appeals court's decision, the State Supreme Court of Minnesota ruled Thursday that because the workers were guaranteed a predetermined payment for each week, they were salaried employees and exempt from the act's application.

“Class members earned a set amount...
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