FLSA Amendment Powers OT Win For Alpine Drivers

Law360, New York (August 29, 2011, 7:57 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Monday ruled logistics company Alpine Logistics LLC must pay a class of truck drivers that sued for overtime compensation, finding a 2008 amendment to federal labor law made the drivers eligible for overtime benefits.

In his decision, U.S. District Judge Michael Telesca said the Michigan-based company inaccurately interpreted the effect of the Technical Corrections Act, which amended the Fair Labor Standards Act, in its refusal to pay its drivers overtime hours.

The FLSA was amended so that drivers of trucks...
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