As you can probably imagine, most folk like to be paid for the work they do. Well, the workers at Life Time Fitness are no exception. Life Time Fitness instructor Jennifer Roth has filed a proposed class action against her employer and its subsidiaries claiming that she, as well as other instructors, weren’t properly compensated for the amount of time they worked.
According to the complaint, Life Time requires its group fitness instructors, who teach spin and other workouts, to work before, after and outside their classes. They’re required to set up and clean their classrooms, prepare music playlists for their classes and even staff or participate in various gym events.
Federal labor laws say that you must be paid for all the time you spend working and, according to the complaint, Life Time employees were expected to handle these “extra” tasks on their own time, without pay. Allegedly, the instructors were only paid for the time they actually spent teaching, when they should have been paid for all the work they did.
A classic Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuit, this case is looking to claim those allegedly unpaid wages on behalf of Jennifer and other group fitness instructors employed by Life Time. The lawsuit has a healthy list of states it hopes to cover in its subclasses – at least 22, in fact.
For a list of states that could have their own subclasses, the laws the case has been filed under and a closer look at the lawsuit in general, check out the complaint.