9th Circ. OKs Beauty School Escape From Student Wage Suit

Law360, New York (December 19, 2017, 9:56 PM EST) -- A Ninth Circuit panel Tuesday affirmed a California federal court's dismissal of a suit from three beauty school students, agreeing with the lower court that the putative class of students should not receive compensation from their school for labor completed in pursuit of a degree.

In a unanimous published decision penned by U.S. Circuit Judge Mary M. Schroeder, the panel agreed with the lower court's application of a test, established in the Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures Inc. case, which is used to determine whether an intern is considered an employee.

Applying the Glatt test, the panel agreed with U.S. District...

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