Eleventh Circuit Rules for Employees on FLSA Enterprise Coverage

In an important decision that will affect countless numbers of small businesses in Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals today rejected the arguments of several employers that they were not subject to “enterprise coverage” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The decision, Polycarpe v. E&S Landscaping Services, Inc., is bound to lead to an increase in the number of FLSA cases filed against small businesses in Florida – which are already the frequent target of such claims.  I will provide some analysis of the Polycarpe decision in the near future. 

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