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Case: Wage & Hour/Exempt Employees (S.D. Tex.)

Nov. 21, 2022, 9:28 PM

A federal district court in Texas denied summary judgment to Ace Gathering, Inc. on the putative class action claim of a truck driver seeking to recover unpaid wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act, because genuine issues of fact exist as to whether the Motor Carrier Act exemption to the FLSA applies to the putative class of truck drivers transporting crude oil. The truck drivers moved crude oil only within Texas, but Ace argued their intrastate activity had a substantial direct relationship to interstate commerce because the oil they carried was bound for destinations outside of the state, the court ...