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Collins v. Heritage Wine Cellars, Ltd., No. 09-1181

By FindLaw Staff on December 21, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

In an action under the Fair Labor Standards Act brought by truck drivers against a wholesale importer and distributor of wine claiming that they were not paid overtime, judgment for the defendant is affirmed as the portion of the transportation that is entirely within Illinois is nevertheless interstate commerce within the meaning of the Motor Carrier Act and therefore, the Fair Labor Standards Act exempts from its overtime provisions any employee with respect to whom the Secretary of Transportation has power to establish qualifications and maximum hours of service pursuant to the provisions of section 31502 of title 49. 

Read Collins v. Heritage Wine Cellars, Ltd., No. 09-1181

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division

Decided December 21, 2009


Before:  Posner, Manion, and Tinder, Circuit Judges

Opinion by Posner, Circuit Judge

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