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Lucas v. Jerusalem Cafe, LLC.

Articles Discussing Case:

Court Rejects "Al Capone Defense" To FLSA Violations

Fisher Phillips • September 04, 2013
On July 29, a federal appeals court addressed the question of whether the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime protections apply to undocumented aliens working illegally for an employer. Drawing on an analogy to the unlawful practices of a lawful immigrant, Al Capone, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit firmly concluded that the FLSA’s protections apply, stating:

Legal Alert: Undocumented Workers Who Are "Off the Clock" or "Off the Books" Are Still Subject to the FLSA

FordHarrison LLP • August 12, 2013
Executive Summary: In Lucas v. Jerusalem Café, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held that undocumented workers are entitled to recover for unpaid overtime and minimum wage violations under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (the "FLSA").

Unauthorized Alien Workers Recover FLSA Wages

Fisher Phillips • August 05, 2013
Two federal appellate courts have ruled this year that, as one of them put it, "aliens, authorized to work or not, may recover unpaid and underpaid wages under the [federal Fair Labor Standards Act]." This was the July 29 conclusion of the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (with jurisdiction over Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota) in Lucas v. Jerusalem Cafe, LLC.