FLSA; overtime; 7(i) exception

Authored by Alex Passantino

Last week proved to be a busy one in the world of wage and hour policy. First, WHD sent its final rule package to OMB for review. Then, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez testified before three Congressional committees , where he was asked about many DOL initiatives, including the overtime rule, joint employment, and independent contractors.
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Co-authored by Benjamin Briggs and Kevin Young

Last Monday, a cable services subcontractor notched a substantial victory against a class of 146 cable technicians, whose overtime claims a federal court in Georgia found were barred pursuant to the FLSA’s overtime exception for certain retail, commissioned employees.  The decision, Jones v. Tucker Communications, sheds favorable light on the meaning of
Continue Reading Commissions Accomplished: Court Rules Class of Commissioned Cable Technicians Not Entitled to Time-and-a-Half Overtime Pay