Henry v. Quicken Loans, Inc., No. 11-2125 (6th Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Mortgage banker Henry and 445 of his colleagues sued Quicken Loans, claiming failure to pay them overtime wages from 2003 to 2007, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. 201. Quicken responded that the mortgage bankers fell within an exemption to the FLSA. The district court entered judgment for Quicken. The Sixth Circuit affirmed, based on an FLSA exemption for employees, compensated at a rate of not less than $455 per week, whose primary duty is the performance of office or non-manual work directly related to the management or general business operations of the employer or the employer’s customers, and whose primary duty includes the exercise of discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance.