Pa. Publishing Co.'s Break Policy Violated FLSA, Judge Says

Law360, New York (January 5, 2016, 10:27 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania publishing company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and is liable for back pay to its telemarketing employees who were required to go off the clock when taking short breaks, a federal judge has ruled.

In a decision filed Dec. 16 but announced in a news release Monday by the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. District Judge L. Felipe Restrepo said that Malvern, Pennsylvania-based American Future Systems Inc. — operating as Progressive Business Solutions — and owner Edward Satell violated the FLSA by implementing a policy requiring telemarketers to clock in and out for every break, even those lasting...

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