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Case: Wage & Hour/Overtime (S.D. Fla.)

Jan. 10, 2020, 7:56 PM

A former employee for a Florida law firm may proceed with her claim that the firm violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to properly compensate her for overtime. The parties dispute whether or not she was employed in a bona fide administrative capacity and exempt from the act’s requirements because the firm failed to explain how she used discretion and independent judgment in significant matters, such as through her ability to wire funds from its trust account only after other parties predetermined its amount and either she or other employees verified it. The case is Kuehn v. Reed, 2020 BL 7181, S.D. Fla., No. 9:19-cv-80607-ROSENBERG/REINHART, 1/9/20

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