November 17, 2017 / 10:04 PM / in a year

Wholesale baker owes mixed-fleet drivers overtime wages - 4th Circuit

(Reuters) -

A federal appeals court on Friday ruled that a wholesale baker in Baltimore owes overtime wages to workers who delivered goods in both large commercial trucks and their smaller personal vehicles.

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a 2008 law that amended a Fair Labor Standards Act exemption for motor carriers clearly makes the Schmidt Baking Company Inc workers, who drove in a so-called mixed fleet of large and small vehicles, eligible for overtime compensation.

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