Tag Archives: commercial motor vehicle

Teamsters Challenges Federal Agency Decision on California Break Rules on Interstate Truck Drivers

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 2785 has filed a petition for review to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) determination that California’s meal and rest break rules are preempted as applied to drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) subject to the FMCSA’s hours-of-service (HOS) regulations. This primarily … Continue Reading

Eighth Circuit: Vehicle Weight of “Motor Carrier” Determined By Manufacturer Ratings, Not Actual Weight

Of the FLSA’s many highly technical exemptions from overtime, one that can require a detailed regulatory and factual analysis to properly apply, is the motor carrier exemption. In a new decision highlighting one of technical aspects of the exemption, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled that the proper measure of a … Continue Reading

New York Limo Driver Exempt From Overtime Under Motor Carrier Exemption

The requirements of the FLSA’s motor carrier exemption have been historically difficult to apply. This is particularly true after the 2005 enactment of SAFETEA-LU, a federal transportation bill that unintentionally modified the definition of a qualifying motor carrier, and the subsequent passage of the 2008 Technical Corrections Act, an amendment to SAFETEA-LU clarifying the latter’s impact … Continue Reading

Motor Carrier Exemption Still Has Its Twists and Turns

The motor carrier exemption is one of the original exemptions contained in the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act.   But seventy years later courts continue to clarify its contours. In just the past few months, several decisions have addressed the exemption—some addressing basic threshold issues and others addressing changes made by dizzying legislation passed between 2005-2008 affecting … Continue Reading
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