FLSA: Illinois Window-cleaning Company Sparkles in Overtime Exemption Ruling

Jun 3, 2015

Are workers who wash the windows of Chicago’s high-rises paid by commission? Is their employer a retail or service establishment? A recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit—which covers Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin—answered those questions in ways that might surprise you. The court found the employees were exempt from overtime pay.

The complete article originally appeared on HR.BLR.com.

SLB-black-and-whiteThis article was written by Steven L. Benneman who is a partner at Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP, and an editor of the Illinois Employment Law Letter. He can be reached at sbrenneman@foxswibel.com.