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Lady Gaga, Former Personal Assistant, Settle Overtime Claims; Case Highlights Risk Of "On Call" Expectations For Non-Exempt...

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

Did You Know…Lady Gaga Settles Wage And Hour Claim

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

Done With Lady Gaga

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

You May Live For The Applause But I Work For Overtime

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

The Wage & Hour Perils of Employing Personal Assistants

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

Does Lady Gaga Owe Assistant OT?

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

Lady Gaga Personal Assistant Overtime FLSA Claim

Jennifer L. O'Neill v. Mermaid Touring Inc.

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

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