The answer to our September 22, 2014 Quick Quiz is, "Yes, even though the payments are not tied to the on-call hours he works." In declining percentage order, the responses were...more
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
Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, Inc., No. B240519 (July 3, 2013): In a recent decision, the California Court of Appeal held that employees need to be compensated for “on-call” hours if the employer substantially...more
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