2nd Circuit: Major League Baseball FanFest Volunteers Are Not Owed Wages
(August 19, 2015, 11:43 AM EDT) -- NEW YORK — Individuals who volunteered at Major League Baseball’s FanFest are exempt from receiving wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 14 (John Chen, et al. v. Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., et al., No. 14-1315, 2nd Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 14275).
(Opinion available. Document #43-150821-013Z.)
In July 2013, Major League Baseball Properties Inc. and the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball organized a series of All-Star Week festivities throughout New York City, the...