The attached pdf document was submitted by Kate Doyle, a concerned attorney worker-owner. It contains the legal information presented as a PowerPoint at the November 1 Informational Meeting at the Ramada.
The crux of it: as long as the co-op is governed by its member-owners, there is no reason to believe that we are out of compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act or any other law. It is only if we are no longer governed by our member-owners – that is, if the vote is extended to shareholders as currently proposed by co-op management – that we become subject to minimum wage law under FSLA.
The fear of legal risk is being used to manipulate this situation. Don’t buy it.