H&R Block Inc.

O’Melveny successfully defended H&R Block in a nationwide class and collective action alleging failure to provide compensation for continuing education. Following oral argument, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s ruling granting O’Melveny’s motion for summary judgment, which dismissed the case on the merits as to all of the federal and state-law claims asserted against H&R Block by the approximately 45,000 members of the certified classes. The Eighth Circuit’s opinion is expected to have a widespread, precedential impact on several key national wage and hour issues, including the question of whether “interns” are employees entitled to compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act.