Business Law Update June 2011

06/14/2011 / Business Litigation Practice Group

 

In this Issue:
 

 

Does your unpaid internship violate the FLSA? 
The Department of Labor and some courts take differing approaches to determine whether an unpaid internship falls within the scope of the FLSA 

By Chris Heffelbower

 

Federal law provides strict guidelines in determining whether an employee's unpaid internship falls outside federal wage laws or if the internship must provide compensation. 

 
 

The “Invisible Picket Line:”  NLRB holds that use of large inflatable rat balloon at neutral employer’s site is not an unlawful secondary activity

By Bruce J. Douglas

 

The Board approved the use by a union of a 16-foot tall rat balloon in front of a hospital to persuade it to cease doing business with nonunion contractors performing work on a hospital addition. To read more, click here.

 

 

 

Bankruptcy Code section 525 does not prohibit private employers from denying employment based on prior bankruptcy filing

By Bruce J. Douglas and Richard J."Jay" Reding

 

Although government employers may not deny employment to an individual who has filed for bankruptcy protection, that prohibition does not apply to private employers. 

 

Multiple defendants involved in a Minnesota lawsuit? Ambiguities in Minnesota’s joint and several liability statute may increase defendants’ exposure
By Melissa Hagstrum Bayne

 

Though it has been nearly eight years since Minnesota’s joint and several liability statute was modified, Minnesota courts have yet to consider some of the ambiguous language used to describe the exceptions to the general rule. To read more, click here.

 
 

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Corey-Edstrom

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