In Washington state, five truckers who haul agricultural products have
lost their bid to win about $53,000 in overtime pay.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously against the truckers, even
though two lower courts had upheld their claims.
Over a three-year period, the truckers hauled potatoes and apples for
Esparza Truck Inc. and routinely put in more than 40 hours a week.
But the state Supreme Court ruled that Washington state law clearly
exempts employers from paying overtime to anyone who transports agricultural