5th Circ. Sides With Paralegal In OT Dispute

Law360, Houston (October 16, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit said Friday that a trial court judge miscalculated an award of back pay owed to a former SettlePou PC paralegal after incorrectly determining in a collective action alleging the firm cheated her out of overtime pay that she had worked a "flexible workweek" schedule.

In overturning the judgment, the appeals court said that the trial court incorrectly determined that plaintiff Betty Black was only owed about $7,900 and disregarded Fifth Circuit precedent by only allowing her to recover about 20 percent of her...
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