Claims Adjusters' Calif. OT Row To Get Another Look

Law360, New York (January 3, 2012, 8:24 PM EST) -- The California Supreme Court on Thursday found a lower court had misapplied state law on overtime exemption when it ruled that a class of claims adjusters for Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. and Golden Eagle Insurance Corp. was entitled to overtime compensation.

The state’s high court found that the Second Appellate District, Division One, had erred by improperly relying on previous appellate decisions instead of on specific, detailed statutes and regulations when considering whether claim adjusters had been misclassified as exempt from overtime under a California Industrial...
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