Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 4:08 PM

Fourth Circuit Issues FLSA Decision On Meaning of "Employee"

Today the Fourth Circuit issued a decision in a case from Asheville involving an unusual business relationship, where the Court was asked to decide whether the plaintiff was an "employee" under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Act provides little guidance on the meaning of "employee." The Court held, after an extended analysis, that the plaintiff was not an "employee," and affirmed summary judgment for the defendant.

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