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Appeals court shears class action vs Regency beauty school, says students not employees under FLSA

Dan Churney Aug. 23, 2017, 5:00am

A Chicago federal appellate court has scalped a class-action lawsuit filed by a onetime student of a nationwide beauty school, which alleged student cosmetologists should be paid for on-the-job training, as the hands-on work experience serves as compensation and is required for licensing.

Regency beauty school students not entitled to pay for the work they do for paying customers at the school, judge says

Scott Holland Oct. 30, 2015, 6:05pm

Aspiring beauticians aren’t entitled to salaries from payments their educators collect from customers, a Chicago federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge John J. Tharp Jr. issued an opinion Oct. 27 in a class action lawsuit from cosmetology students of Regency Beauty Institute who argued the work they did for paying customers classified them as employees.