Court Exterminates FLSA Pest Control Overtime Suit

Law360, New York (April 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Calling some of the U.S. Department of Labor's wage-and-hour regulations outdated, a federal judge awarded cleaning giant Ecolab Inc. summary judgment in a Fair Labor Standards Act class action brought by the company's pest eliminators.

Judge Paul A. Crotty of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York found that Ecolab's pesticide workers fulfilled a rarely used exemption in the FLSA because they made more than 150% of the federal minimum wage, earned half their salaries in commissions and worked for a retail...
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