Employment Law This Week (Episode 26: Week of May 9, 2016) has released bonus footage of its interview with Nathaniel M. Glasser, a Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker Green.
As Mr. Glasser discusses, casino trainees could be entitled to minimum wage. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently revived a class action suit from a group of trainees at a casino in Maryland. Applicants who wanted to work the casino's new table games were expected to attend a 12-week “dealer school,” during which they went mostly unpaid. Several of the trainees sued, alleging that the practice violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. Though the district court dismissed the case, the Fourth Circuit ruled that the company could be found to be the primary beneficiary of the training and remanded the case for further fact-finding.