Lola v. Skadden Oral Arguments

May 29, 2015

Join United Contract Attorneys for the oral arguments

before the 2nd Circuit in the case of Lola v. Skadden

 

Courtroom 1703

Thurgood Marshall US Courthouse

40 Foley Square

New York, NY 10007

Friday, May 29, 2015 10 am

 

David Lola is a fellow contract attorney who was paid $25/hour without overtime because “professionals” are exempt from the FLSA requirement that workers be paid overtime wages for work beyond 40 hours per week. He sued his employer, and the SDNY dismissed the case. Click here to read the opinion and order granting the motion to dismiss.

 

We are professionals and should be paid professional wages, not a measly $25/hr. The overtime exemption was created when lawyers made an upper-middle class salary.  This exemption is no longer relevant because our wages have fallen precipitously through the growing use of temporary contract attorneys without collective bargaining power.  We are an example of the disappearing middle class.  Without the professional salary, we need the overtime wages, especially when we have the same debt burdens and professional obligations as the rest of the Bar.

 

Show solidarity with a fellow contract attorney who took a stand against his employer, and help pack the courtroom to weigh in with our presence.

 

Let the court know we’re watching this case.

 

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