Beliz v. W.H. McLeod - Beliz v. W.H. McLeod & Sons...

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US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1985) Beliz Court’s Main Questions Do farmers and the farm workers have a FLSA employer/employee relationship? o Between growers and Galan o Between growers and farm workers Did farm workers sufficiently prove FLSA violation even though they did not have documentation of wages paid and hors worked? Critically significant factors: How specialized the nature of the work is Whether the individual is in business for himself Beliz Courts Reasoning Q #1 Applies Economic Reality Test o How specialized the nature of the work is Its very routine work Its work that a child could do “Employees are those who as a matter if economic reality are dependent upon the business to which they render service not essential that the farmer have control over all aspects of the work of the laborers or the contractor Applies Rutherford factors o Totality of the circumstances Not determinative that
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