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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In THOMAS BLANCHAR v. STANDARD INSURANCE COMPANY (SD Ind., Young, CJ), an 11-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:

Thomas Blanchar (“Blanchar”) brought suit against Standard Insurance Company (“The Standard”) to recover overtime pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). 29 U.S.C. § 201 et seq. The Standard moved for summary judgment, arguing that Blanchar qualified as a bona fide administrative employee, and so was exempt from the FLSA’s overtime requirement. The district court granted summary judgment in The Standard’s favor, and Blanchar now appeals. * * *

Conclusion. Even when the facts are taken in the light most favorable to Blanchar, The Standard is entitled to summary judgment. Under the applicable regulations as well as case law, Blanchar’s work for The Standard satisfies the requirements of the administrative employee exemption, so he is not entitled to overtime compensation under the FLSA. We AFFIRM the decision of the district court.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 27, 2013 01:23 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions