Last week, a federal court in New York approved an undisclosed settlement between pop singer Lady Gaga and her former personal assistant to resolve the personal assistant’s overtime claims. Although the terms of the...more
As we reported to you earlier in the year during our annual employment seminars, Lady Gaga was sued by her former personal assistant who alleged Lady Gaga violated federal law by failing to pay her overtime for being...more
Whether it’s on the phone, in my office, or just on the street, people – I mean, hoards of people – have been asking me the same one question: What’s happening with Lady Gaga?
A few weeks ago, on September 30th, I...more
A settlement in the lawsuit against Lady Gaga by her former personal assistant, Jennifer Olsen, was announced this week, a month before the case was scheduled for trial. Ms. Olsen sued the pop star claiming that she was not...more
What would you say is one of the biggest impacts on employers of this new (well, maybe, not so new) era of technology? The inability of employers to know about and keep track of time spent by employees working off premises...more
No one would ever accuse Lady Gaga of being boring. Case in point: her current legal woes, which make an excellent and entertaining cautionary tale for employers....more
The federal district court in New Jersey has dismissed Stefani Germanotta, a.k.a. Lady Gaga, from a copyright lawsuit filed by composer and record producer Calvin Gaines. Mr. Gaines alleged in his complaint that his writing...more
What is your favorite Canadian group? For my money it is the band Rush. My favorite Rush song is probably “Limelight”. How many times have you heard about ‘being in the limelight’? The phrase comes from the British theater...more
Imagine you are the personal assistant for the world’s most famous artist, Lady Gaga. You have the opportunity to travel the world, meet famous people and watch your boss hit the button to drop the “ball” in Times Square on...more
Court filing by Lady Gaga's former personal assistant, Jennifer O'Neill, claiming failure to pay overtime and premium wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
According to the filing, O'Neill's primary...more