6th Circuit: Raising Worms Falls Under Labor Law’s Agricultural Activities

(October 6, 2015, 12:43 PM EDT) -- CINCINNATI — The Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) agricultural exemption includes the growing and raising of worms, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Oct. 2 (John Barks, et al. v. Silver Bait, LLC, et al., No. 15-5175, 6th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 17310).

(Opinion available. Document #73-151009-039Z.)

Bruno Durant, president of Silver Bait LLC, moved to the United States from France in 1992 to grow worms. After raising worms on a farm in Georgia for nearly a decade, Durant relocated to Tennessee, where...
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