Motor Carrier Exemption

I have always been interested in the Motor Carrier Act (MCA) exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 USC 213(b)(1), especially in the doctrine of “practical continuity” which is one of the ways that interstate commerce is determined and have defended a number of cases where we had to rely on practical continuity for

The motor carrier exemption under the FLSA exempts from overtime those employees for whom the Secretary of Transportation has power to establish qualifications and maximum hours of service.  The employees must be: (1) employed by carriers whose transportation of passengers or property by motor vehicle is subject to the Secretary’s jurisdiction under the Motor Carrier

SemiTruckWhen analyzing the so-called motor carrier exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 USC 213(b)(1), controversies often arise as to whether the drivers are involved in “interstate commerce.” This is because, as a rule, the safety sensitive nature of the driver’s job and the fact that the employer-defendant is a “motor carrier” are often

In a recent post in the Wage and Hour Defense Blog, Richard Tuschman discussed the Eleventh Circuit decision in Abel v. Southern Shuttle Services, Incorporated, which analyzed the applicability of the FLSA motor carrier exemption to drivers who transport passengers from airports to locations within the same State.  This exemption from overtime typically applies