Craig v. Bridges Bros. Trucking LLC, No. 15-3396 (6th Cir. 2016)Annotate this Case
In 2010, Craig was hired as a bookkeeper for Bridges. She would sometimes move her hours to a different week to avoid going over 40 hours. After demanding overtime pay, she was terminated and filed suit under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 201-219, seeking compensation for four years’ worth of unpaid overtime work. The district court ruled in favor of the employer, holding that by “miscalculating” her own overtime pay rate, Craig had “failed to follow the reasonable time reporting procedures established by [the employer] and . . . therefore thwarted its ability to comply with the FLSA.” The Sixth Circuit reversed the summary judgment, concluding that there were material questions as to how an employer might acquire at least constructive knowledge of its employee’s overtime hours, and, factually, whether such knowledge on the part of a supervisor, is attributable to Bridges in this case.