Black & Decker Wins Partial Judgment In FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (May 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that Black & Decker's policy of paying retail specialists only for commutes longer than 60 miles or 60 minutes doesn't violate labor laws, granting partial summary judgment to the toolmaker in a wage-and-hour collective action.

On Monday, Judge Michael Telesca of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York granted Black & Decker's motion for partial summary judgment that its policy for compensating commute time complies with the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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