Authored by Eric Lloyd
Seyfarth Synopsis: Minor league baseball players took a swing at class certification, and they missed—badly.
In Senne v. Kansas City Royals Baseball Corp., et al., minor league baseball players across the country asserted wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and various state laws against Major League Baseball (“MLB”), the Commissioner of … Continue Reading
Co-authored by Robert S. Whitman and Howard M. Wexler
Plaintiffs’ counsel frequently speak of the “low” burden necessary at first stage for conditional certification under the FLSA. However, a recent decision from the Eastern District of New York highlights that plaintiffs may win the battle over conditional certification but still lose the war for final certification at second stage.
In … Continue Reading
Co-authored by Robert Whitman, Cameron Smith, and Meredith-Anne Berger
Former brokers of Fordham Financial Management will have to put this one in the “loss” column. Judge Paul Crotty of the Southern District of New York granted Fordham’s motion to decertify the FLSA collective in their lawsuit alleging they were misclassified as independent contractors.
The brokers initially succeeded in … Continue Reading