Window Washing Co. Not Exempt From OT Rules, DOL Says

By Scott Flaherty (July 18, 2014, 4:37 PM EDT) -- High-rise window washing company Corporate Cleaning Service Inc. is not the sort of employer that should be considered exempt from paying overtime to employees who work mostly on commission, the U.S. Department of Labor told the Seventh Circuit on Thursday.

In an amicus brief filed in a case brought by a group of window washers who allege they were improperly denied overtime, the DOL said the company doesn't qualify for an exemption from the law's overtime pay requirements, detailed in Section 7(i) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. That exemption, the DOL said, normally applies to "retail or service" establishments, and...

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