Michael Thompson Quoted in “New Overtime Rules Loom as Court Upholds Commercial Driver Exemption”

Material Handling & Logistics

Michael D. Thompson, a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the firm's Newark office, was quoted in Material Handling & Logistics, in “New Overtime Rules Loom as Court Upholds Commercial Driver Exemption,” by David Sparkman.

Following is an excerpt:

“Employers applying the Motor Carrier Act exemption therefore should be aware that the precise amount of time devoted to interstate transport may not be the sole factor determining the applicability of the exemption,” notes attorney Michael D. Thompson of the law firm of Epstein Becker Green. “Rather, employers should also consider whether an employee performs work that affects the safety of transportation operations that reasonably can be expected to cross state lines.”

This article refers to Mr. Thompson’s blog post “Motor Carrier Exemption Applies to Drivers Who can be Expected to Drive Interstate,” on Epstein Becker Green’s Wage & Hour Defense Blog.