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Campbell v. Kannapolis City Sch. Bd. of Educ. - 55 F. Supp. 3d 821 (M.D.N.C. 2014)
Summary judgment is proper only when, viewing the facts in the light most favorable to the non-moving party, there is no genuine issue of any material fact and the movant is entitled to judgment as a matter of law.
Plaintiff worked for Defendant as a Local Area Network Engineer for over eight years. The engineer filed an action contending that his employer had violated Section 207 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), by failing to compensate the engineer "for hours worked in excess of forty hours in a work week at a rate of not less than one and one-half times his regular rate of pay" during that period of employment. The employer filed a motion for summary judgment dismissing the action, arguing that the engineer qualified as both an exempt computer employee and an exempt administrative employee such that the employee was not entitled to overtime pay and that, therefore, the claim fails as a matter of law.
Was the employer entitled to summary judgment dismissing the engineer's claim for overtime wages?
The evidence before the court, viewed in the light most favorable to the engineer, the non-moving party, revealed no genuine issue of material fact regarding the engineer's qualification as an exempt computer employee under the FLSA.
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