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The federal district court determined " the
ability to play golf at a reduced fee was a
reasonable benefit that was consistent with
the economic realities of this particular
situation. "
district court rejected this argument.
In the opinion of the federal
district court, this argument was
" incorrect for several reasons. "
First, the court noted " the statute
does not include a 'commonly
and traditionally' requirement; it
speaks only of 'reasonable benefits.' "
29 U.S.C. § 203(e)(4)(A). In
so doing, the court acknowledged
that the FLSA implementing regulations
do discuss " certain benefits
that are 'commonly and traditionally
provided,' " and found this
description to be a " non-exclusive
example " :
Individuals do not lose their
volunteer status if they are provided
reasonable benefits by a public
agency for whom they perform volunteer
services. Benefits would be
considered reasonable, for example,
when they involve inclusion
of individual volunteers in group
insurance plans (such as liability,
health, life, disability, workers'
compensation) or pension plans or
" length of service " awards, commonly
or traditionally provided to
volunteers of State and local government
agencies....
Whether the furnishing of expenses,
benefits or fees would result
in individuals losing their status
as volunteers under the FLSA can
only be determined by examining
the total amount of payments
made (expenses, benefits, fees) in
the context of the economic realities
of the particular situation. 29
C.F.R. § 553.106.
Accordingly,
the
court
the circumstances of the economic
relationship. " In this particular
instance, the court determined the
value of the discounted golf played
by Plaintiffs. For Adams (at $91
per round), the value was $2,821
over a 38-month period (an annual
average of $890). For Shaw, it was
$3,913 over a seven-month period.
For Kasmere, it was $8,645 over a
42-month period (annual average
of $2,470). In the opinion of the
federal district court, the benefits
of these amounts were " consistent
with the economic realities of the
situation " for volunteers:
Plaintiffs were volunteering at
noted:
" the ultimate touchstone is reasonableness
under the totality of
a golf course; they were offered
discounted rounds of golf that
could be used only on " certain
days, times and locations where
discounted golf rounds were made
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