Cable Contractor Can Claim Retail OT Exemption, Judge Says

Law360, Los Angeles (November 18, 2013, 6:18 PM EST) -- A Georgia federal judge on Monday tossed a putative class action alleging Tucker Communications Inc. failed to pay its workers overtime, ruling that the cable and Internet installation contractor was a retail establishment and therefor exempt from overtime requirements.

Cable provider Charter Communications Inc. contracts Tucker to repair and install equipment for consumers’ television, Internet and phone service. Tucker’s workers claimed that Tucker could not claim a retail exemption to overtime pay because it was in business with Charter, and not directly with consumers.

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