Texas Lawbook Quotes LPHS’ David Coale on Energy Wage and Hour Dispute

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently ruled energy companies who pay workers by the day must include overtime pay as they are not exempt, salaried employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act. LPHS appellate partner David Coale says the ruling “follows the old adage that “politics makes strange bedfellows.”  

“Apparently ‘textualism’ does too,” Coale said. “This en banc majority opinion has all six of Donald Trump’s appointees joining with four of the court’s five Democratic appointees.”  

Read more of David’s quotes in The Texas Lawbook.