David Adams, et al v. Palm Beach County

  1. May 02, 2024

    Full 11th Circ. Won't Look At Golf Workers Volunteer Decision

    The full Eleventh Circuit won't weigh in on a panel's ruling that a Florida county wasn't three golf course attendants' employer, denying on Thursday the workers' bid for rehearing.

  2. April 02, 2024

    Golf Workers Tell Full 11th Circ. They Weren't Volunteers

    An Eleventh Circuit panel's decision that a Florida county wasn't the employer of three golf court attendants clashes with precedents set by appeals courts and the U.S. Supreme Court, the trio said, urging the full circuit court to step into their wage dispute.

  3. March 20, 2024

    11th Circ. Wage Ruling Highlights Volunteer Benefit Pitfalls

    An Eleventh Circuit ruling that a public agency operating golf courses did not owe a proposed class of golf attendants wages because they were not employees shows that clarity is needed when enlisting volunteers, attorneys said. Here, Law360 explores the issue.

  4. March 12, 2024

    11th Circ. Says Golf Course Volunteers Aren't Owed Pay

    The Eleventh Circuit agreed with a lower court's dismissal of a wage lawsuit brought by attendants at a golf course owned by Palm Beach County, Florida, saying Tuesday that the workers were not owed wages under federal labor law because they knew they signed up for volunteer positions.

  5. March 07, 2024

    11th Circ. Told Workers Unfairly Paid With Reduced Golf Rates

    Three men who were classified as volunteers at a Florida for-profit municipal golf course urged the Eleventh Circuit on Thursday to reverse a lower court decision dismissing their lawsuit alleging they were denied fair wages after only being compensated with discounted fees on rounds of golf, saying they should get the chance to prove they were employees.

  6. August 07, 2023

    Fla. County Owes Golf Volunteers No Wage, 11th Circ. Told

    A Florida county told the Eleventh Circuit that it doesn't owe wages to three men who worked at a golf course it operates because they applied to and were involved in volunteer positions.

  7. May 30, 2023

    Golf Course Volunteers Tell 11th Circ. They're Owed Wages

    Volunteers at a for-profit golf course owned by Palm Beach County, Florida, asked the Eleventh Circuit to reconsider a lower court's ruling that the county does not owe them wages because they did not prove themselves employees, arguing that the county should not be allowed to use free labor.