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Allen v. Coil Tubing

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eLABORate: Fifth Circuit Broadens Ability of Employers to Satisfy Motor Carrier Act Exemption

Phelps Dunbar LLP • June 24, 2014
In a recent decision, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Allen v. Coil Tubing, held that a court should look at whether the duties of a class of employees’—rather than the duties of individual or some sub-set of employees’—substantially affect the safety of interstate transportation, and affirmed a district court’s ruling that employees of an oil well service company were exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) under the Motor Carrier Act (“MCA”).