Calif. Judge Begs Upper Courts To Settle Adjusters' OT Status

By Daniel Siegal (November 3, 2014, 9:04 PM EST) -- A California judge said Monday that he would decertify a class of hundreds of Farmers Insurance Exchange claims adjusters who are accusing the insurer of misclassifying them as overtime-exempt, imploring state appellate courts to "put a fork in it" and settle the question of whether insurance adjusters are overtime-exempt.

Named plaintiff Audrey Wilson alleged Farmers owes some 600 insurance adjusters unpaid overtime and rest and meal break premiums, and won certification in 2012 relying on the California Court of Appeals ruling that year in Harris v. Superior Court, which held that insurance adjusters are not exempt employees as a matter of...

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