Will Volunteers Sink the Flagship AOL?
An examination of telecommunication and labor law.
“In a broken-down office (in a broken-down office building) in lower Manhattan, Leon Greenberg answers his own phone and signs for his own Fed-Ex envelopes. But that may change, as Leon is leading the charge of the “Volunteers” vs. AOL. Leon is suing AOL on behalf of thousands of former and current AOL volunteers. His argument is simple and compelling: the existing labor laws (some more than 70 years old) apply to the New Economy companies – and that the AOL volunteers were actually company employees that were not properly reimbursed for their services. ”