One of our blog readers has reached out to us with the question about the Motor Carrier Act Exemption (“MCA”). He wanted to know whether he was exempt from the federal overtime requirement of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Specifically, he asked us the following question:
In the past few years, California employers have witnessed a drastic increase in overtime claims brought by former and current employees. Because of the statutory one-way attorney fee provision under Labor Code section1194, these claims are exceedingly expensive to defend and often employers are compelled to settle to avoid exposure.