Enterprise Holdings Off Hook in FLSA MDL

August 16, 2010 – In The News
Law 360

Fox Rothschild successfully convinced a judge that Enterprise Holdings Inc., formerly known as Enterprise-Rent-A-Car Co., was not the parent company that employed a class of current and former assistant branch managers seeking overtime claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Judge Joy Flowers Conti of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania granted Enterprise Holdings' motion for summary judgment that it was not the plaintiffs’ joint employer under the FLSA and also conditionally certified a class of current and former assistant branch managers who also worked for the Enterprise subsidiary and were named as defendants in the suit.

Enterprise Holdings is the parent company of 38 subsidiaries, nine of which are named as defendants in the plaintiffs’ September 2009 amended master complaint. Enterprise Holdings maintained it did not employ any of the plaintiffs and the plaintiffs hold employment relationships with Enterprise subsidiaries.