FLSA Suits Must Focus On Defined Employers, 5th Circ. Finds

Law360, New York (July 26, 2012, 1:14 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit ruled Tuesday that Fair Labor Standards Act suits should only target those who meet the law's definition of an employer, tossing unpaid wage allegations from members of the film crew for the upcoming movie “Spring Break '83.”

Ruling on claims brought by John T. Martin and three other lighting and rigging technicians, also called grips, the appeals court said that four men in charge of the film's production — including producer, director and actor Mars Callahan — did not qualify as employers under...
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