A class action lawsuit has been filed against Insomniac Entertainment and Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. alleging that wages were illegally withheld from “volunteers” of the companies’ music festivals, concerts and other events. According to the suit, the companies recruited volunteers to carry out the work of paid employees at on-site general stores, merchandise tents, water stations and information booths, but failed to pay these “volunteers” for their time. The lawsuit claims this is a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which requires that all time spent working must be compensated at a rate of no less than the federal minimum wage ($7.25), and seeks to recover wages owed to these volunteers.
California and U.S. labor laws requires all time spent working must be compensated at a rate of no less than the federal minimum wage ($7.25). In California, non-exempt employees are entitled to meal and rest breaks, and must be also be paid for overtime.
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