Gray v. Powers, No. 10-20808 (5th Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Plaintiff sued his employer and one of its owners, defendant, for violating the minimum wage standards under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 206(a). Plaintiff argued that as a member of this Texas limited liability corporation, defendant was an "employer" under the FLSA and was therefore personally liable for the employer's violations. The district court granted summary judgment to defendant. Applying the economic reality test to defendant, the court reaffirmed the district court's conclusion that no reasonable jury could have found him to be an employer where defendant was simply not sufficiently involved in the operation of the club. Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment.