Hines v. State Room Inc., No. 10-2298 (1st Cir. 2011)Annotate this Case
Plaintiffs, former sales managers at defendant's banquet facilities, sought overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. 201-219 and state statutes.The district court entered summary judgment, finding that they were exempt employees. The First Circuit affirmed. The district court properly applied the three-prong test for determining whether an employee qualifies for the administrative exemption. Plaintiffs, who were salaried, performed work directly related to the management or general business operations of the employer in working closely with clients to plan events. They exercised substantial discretion with respect to a number of tasks.