Noah Finkel, Colton Long, Kyle Petersen and John Giovannone authored a November 1 article in Employment Law Strategist, "The FLSA's Overtime Provisions." The authors write that FLSA cases holding against employers typically invoke a canon of construction that the FLSA should be construed broadly, and any of its exemptions narrowly. But a study of the roots of this language shows that the canon has a dubious foundation and that it tends to be applied inconsistently to justify a result. You can read the full article here.
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