Employers Must Be Cautious In Shifting Schedules To Curb OT

Law360, New York (October 23, 2012, 8:43 PM EDT) -- A recent Eighth Circuit ruling confirmed that employers can change their employees' workweeks to cut down on overtime without running afoul of the Fair Labor Standards Act, but attorneys say employers must handle the transition carefully to remain compliant with the law.

In an opinion handed down Oct. 10, the appeals court upheld the dismissal of a collective action challenging Arkansas-based natural gas company Redland Energy Services LLC's decision to change employees' workweeks in a way that reduced their overtime hours, saying the FLSA's purpose is...
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