4th Circ. Revives FLSA Class Action Over Md. Casino Training

By Braden Campbell (April 26, 2016, 7:32 PM EDT) -- A Fourth Circuit panel revived a proposed class action arguing the operator of the Maryland Live! Casino should have paid would-be employees who took part in a 12-week table games training course ahead of its 2013 opening, saying in a published opinion their "studies" arguably constituted work under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Reversing a District of Maryland decision that found three students failed to state their claims they were workers under the FLSA, the panel said they had a reasonable argument that PPE Casino Resorts Maryland LLC benefited more from their enrollment than they did, a key component of defining...

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