Judge Says 'Leased Employees' Are Employees

Law360, New York (October 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge on Tuesday said more than 40 “leased employees,” part of a class of leasing consultants suing a national apartment rental management company under the Fair Labor Standards Act, are in fact employees of the defendant.

Judge Robert W. Gettleman granted the conditional class partial summary judgment on the issue in its lawsuit against Apartment Investment and Management Co., filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

A nationwide class of plaintiffs was conditionally certified in the case in September...
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