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California appellate court ruling on seventh day premium pay
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2011

In Seymore v. Metson Marine, a California appellate court held that it was not permissible for an employer to artificially designate the beginning of the work week in such a way as to circumvent the statutory requirement to pay overtime rates for the seventh consecutive day worked.

DOL drives down the FLSA's motor carrier exemption
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2011

In a move that could substantially impact businesses employing drivers and treating them as exempt from federal overtime requirements, the U.S. Department of Labor (the “DOL”) has narrowed its view of the Motor Carrier Exemption (the “MCE”) to the Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”), as set forth under 29 U.S.C. 213(b).