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Federal Courts Continue To Find Claims Adjusters Exempt

 Thursday, July 3, 2014

 JD Supra Business Advisor

We have previously discussed how, over the past 10+ years, courts have increasingly recognized that insurance claims adjusters are exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The recent cases of Estrada v. Maguire Ins. Agency, Inc., 12-cv-604 (E.D. Penn. Feb. 28, 2014) and Locke v. Am. Bankers Ins. Co. of Florida, 12-cv-1430 (E.D. Cal. May 19, 2014), further reflect this trend and that insurance adjusters are properly exempt even if they are assigned “relatively simple” claims and/or use detailed job aids and computer software as part of their claims adjusting work.
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