Dispatchers for transportation company paid salary for 48 hour work week.
Two dispatchers were paid a salary and required to work 48+ hours per week without receiving overtime compensation. The company classified the dispatchers as “exempt” and failed to pay them any overtime. Robert S. Norell, P.A. filed suit against the company on behalf of the dispatchers alleging that the company misclassified the dispatchers as exempt from overtime. After a close examination of the actual duties of the dispatchers, the company decided to settle the lawsuit. Robert S. Norell, P.A. obtained a significant settlement for the dispatchers to compensate them for not receiving overtime pay in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.