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In March, the Third Circuit joined other circuits in its ruling in McMaster v. Eastern Armored Services, Inc.  that trucking companies are not relieved from the payment of overtime wages to their employees whose job “in whole or in part” affects the safe operation of vehicles lighter than 10,000 pounds. In its precedential decision, the Third Circuit found that the enactment of the Corrections Act of 2008 removed certain “covered” drivers from the Motor Carrier Exemption.

Writing for our Garden State Gavel blog, my colleague Irina Elgart from our Princeton office discussed the decision and what it means for trucking companies. I invite you to read her recap of the case and the issues involved.