While FLSA exemption litigation is often focused on the “white collar” exemptions, practitioners are fond of noting that the FLSA contains many other exemptions, such as industry-specific exemptions. These include specifically those codified at 29 U.S.C. § 213(b). One such exemption is the exemption for salesmen, mechanics and partsmen codified at 29 U.S.C. § 213(b)(10). This exemption excludes

On December 23rd, President Obama signed the $1 trillion omnibus spending act, which set the Labor Department budget at $14.5 billion for fiscal year 2012. This constitutes a $145.4M increase (approximately 1%) from 2011. The bill, which prevented any government shutdown from occurring, places five restrictions on U.S. Department of Labor activities during the