Unreported Preshift Work Doesn't Mandate OT: 7th Circ.

Law360, New York (December 15, 2011, 11:43 AM EST) -- The Seventh Circuit on Thursday upheld a lower court's ruling that a seat manufacturing company should not have to pay overtime wages to an employee who logged preshift time without telling her employer.

The appeals court affirmed an Indiana federal court ruling that absolved Summit Seating Inc. of its responsibility to pay overtime wages to a former factory manager who says she routinely arrived for work before her scheduled shift start but was not paid time and a half for this extra labor.

Because manager Susan...
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