Most commonly, where an employee challenges his or her classification by his or her employer as exempt in an FLSA lawsuit, the defendant seeks summary judgment (opposed by plaintiff), arguing that the employer can establish as a matter of law based on the undisputed factual record that the exempt classification was appropriate. Less often, a plaintiff

Recently, a federal judge in Minnesota analyzed whether the confounding administrative exemption applies to investigators employed by a “full-service investigative firm specializing in insurance defense investigations.” Ahle v. Veracity Research Co., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88250 (D. Minn. Aug. 25, 2010). In an opinion which addressed numerous other issues in the litigation, including rejecting the