Hamline News

July 22, 2014

Larson Interviewed

Hamline Professor of Law David Allen Larson was recently interviewed by ABC Channel 5 Eyewitness News (KTSP), Law360, and the City Pages newspaper.

Larson was interviewed by ABC’s Channel 5 Eyewitness News (KTSP) regarding a recent poll taken by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Deputies Association. The poll indicates low morale and a significant lack of support for Sheriff Rick Stanek concerning the next election. The interview was broadcast on Wednesday, July 17 and is available at KSTP’s website.

Larson was also interviewed by Law360 regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuit that has been filed by attorneys who are working as document reviewers for large law firms. The plaintiffs are claiming their work does not require advanced knowledge to analyze, interpret, and make deductions from facts and circumstances. Therefore, they believe they are entitled to overtime pay because they are not exempt from the FLSA under the professional employee exemption. 

Finally, Larson was interviewed by the City Pages newspaper regarding a new phenomena involving older workers in the United States. Retired or laid off, older workers are beginning to travel around United States in their automobiles and recreational vehicles looking for temporary work with companies like Amazon. The work is often physically demanding and these workers, who do not have sufficient savings to sustain themselves in retirement, have been described as modern day hobos. Professor Larson discussed this development and the looming retirement crisis in the United States.