OT Exemption For NJ Cops Not Lawful, 3rd Circ. Told
By Matt Fair
Law360, Philadelphia (October 29, 2013, 6:15 PM ET) -- An attorney representing a group New Jersey police officers told the Third Circuit on Tuesday that Teaneck Township was required to have affirmatively adopted a qualifying work schedule in order to rely on a Fair Labor Standards Act provision exempting law enforcement personnel from overtime requirements.
Marcia Tapia, an attorney with Loccke Correia Schlager Limsky & Bukosky representing the 88 police officers who brought the lawsuit, told a Third Circuit panel that a federal judge in New Jersey erred when she ruled that Teaneck could rely...