Furniture Co. Must Pay Overtime To Drivers: NJ Court

Law360, New York (March 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Furniture company Raymour and Flanigan Furniture cannot use a labor code clause that exempts “trucking industry employers” from paying overtime wages to avoid paying them to its own delivery drivers, a state court has affirmed.

The Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey handed down a ruling on Monday affirming a decision from the commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and finding that the furniture company does not qualify as a “trucking industry employer” even though its distribution centers...
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