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Abshire v. Redland Energy Services, IIC, 8th Cir., No. 11-3380, October 10, 2012.

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Court Approves Gerrymandering Workweeks to Avoid Overtime Pay

Brody and Associates, LLC • January 08, 2013
Overtime can be expensive, but the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has approved one method of reducing costs.

Court Upholds Employer's Overtime-Reducing Workweek Change

Fisher Phillips • October 23, 2012
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (with jurisdiction over Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota) has re-affirmed that the federal Fair Labor Standards Act permits an employer to change its employees' seven-day workweek, even when one of the stated reasons for the change is to reduce FLSA overtime costs.

Employer's permanent modification of payroll workweek in order to eliminate OT is OK under the FLSA.

Ogletree Deakins • October 17, 2012
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal has determined that an employer’s permanent modification of employees’ “workweeks” in a way that reduced the number of overtime hours did not violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Abshire v. Redland Energy Services, IIC, 8th Cir., No. 11-3380, October 10, 2012.