11th Circ. Revives Cable Installers’ Contractor Status Case

Law360, New York (July 16, 2013, 6:47 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit revived an overtime collective action Tuesday against Internet and cable installer Jeffry Knight Inc., holding that a lower court erred by finding that Knight technicians were independent contractors — not employees — who weren't covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

A three-judge panel — which received input from amici including the U.S. Department of Labor and the Southern Poverty Law Center — said in a published opinion that a Florida district court dropped the ball when it decided that the current and...
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