Nuclear Technical Writers Lose Appeal Of FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (July 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that the technical writers at a nuclear power plant in Michigan exercised discretion and independent judgment and were therefore exempt from overtime regulations.

In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit overturned a ruling by Judge Wendell A. Miles of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan.

“They do not work under constant supervision and, when preparing a procedure, select the best method to maintain the plant's equipment,” Judge Deborah L. Cook...
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