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Mealey's Franchise - Consignors Are Employees, Not Volunteers, D.C. Circuit Panel Determines

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 7 upheld a district court's ruling that a franchisor's consignors, who worked shifts at consignment sales, are employees rather than volunteers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) after determining that the U.S. Department of Labor considered all the relevant factors, including whether the workers had an expectation of compensation in exchange for their services (Rhea Lana, et. al. v. United States Department of Labor, No. 17-5259, D.C. Cir., 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 17122).
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