8th Circuit: Freight Shipping Employee Is Exempt From Overtime

Mealey's (August 2, 2016, 1:19 PM EDT) -- ST. LOUIS — A former employee of a freight shipping company who spent time loading trailers for interstate transportation falls within the Motor Carrier Act (MCA) exemption and is not owed overtime, an Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled July 28 (Glenn Williams, et al. v. Central Transport International, Inc., et al., No. 15-2201, 8th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 13718).

(Opinion available. Document #73-160812-017Z.)

Glenn Williams worked for Central Transport International Inc. and Central Transport LLC (collectively, Central Transport) as a “switcher” at...
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