Transportation Industry Focus on Fair Labor Standards Act


Trucking and transportation companies in Iowa and across the nation need to be aware of the Fair Labor Standards act, specifically, the Motor Carrier Exception, and related issues. One such issue is accurate classification of drivers.

The Labor and Employment and Transportation Practice Groups at Whitfield & Eddy held a joint meeting to discuss and train concerning Litigating the Motor Carrier Exception to the Fair Labor Standards Act. While the Fair Labor Standards Act contains a number of exceptions, the Motor Carrier Exception is obviously important to those in the trucking and transportation industry. The presentation focused on recent case law and building the appropriate record to demonstrate that goods, are indeed, being shipped in interstate commerce.

For more information, contact John F. Fatino, Transportation Practice Group Chair, or Drew Gentsch, Labor & Employment Practice Group Chair, at 515-288-6041.