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Federal Court In Illinois Rules Online Retailer Of Event Tickets Qualifies As “Retail Establishment” Under Section 207(i) Of The FLSA, Refusing to Defer to DOL Regulations

An online ticket broker that sells tickets to concerts, sporting events, and the theater qualifies as a “retail or service establishment” under Section 207(i) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), Judge John Lee of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois held. Blahnik v. Box Office Ticket Sales, LLC, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 45158 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 28, 2017).

Retail Industry Update: How Did They Manage? Part Two.

In the last issue of Retail Industry Update (March, 2009) we looked at the facts of Morgan v. Family Dollar Stores, an overtime lawsuit, which resulted in a jury verdict of over $35 million. The case was affirmed on appeal, and turned principally on the issue of how much actual control store managers had over the day-to-day operations in their outlets.
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