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Grantham Week6 CHAP12 Kellar vs Summit Seating Legal Issues Case Study

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Week 6 Case Questions Select TWO court cases (from different chapters) from the list below, and respond in writing to the case questions. 1.Kellar v. Summit Seating (Ch 12, p 426). 2.Maestas v. Day & Zimmerman LLC (Ch 12, p 436). 3.Vehar v. Cole National Group (Ch 12, p 449). 4.Helton v. AT&T (Ch 13, p 463). 5.Battoni v. IBEW Local Union No. 102 Employee Pension Plan (Ch 13, p 470). 6.Tussey v. ABB, Inc. (Ch 13, p 478). 7.MasTec Advanced Technologies (Ch 14, p 500). 8.National Labor Relations Board v. RELCO Locomotives (Ch 14, p 512). 9.NLRB v. Whitesell Corp. (Ch 15, p 529). The requirements below must be met for your paper to be accepted and graded: •Write between 750 – 1,250 words (approximately 3 – 5 pages) using Microsoft Word in APA style, see example below.. •Use font size 12 and 1” margins.. •Include cover page and reference page.. •At least 80% of your paper must be original content/writing.. •No more than 20% of your content/information may come from references.. •Use at least three references from outside the course material, one reference must be from EBSCOhost. Text book, lectures, and other materials in the course may be used, but are not counted toward the three reference requirement.. •Cite all reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) in the paper and list on a reference page in APA style.. References must come from sources such as, scholarly journals found in EBSCOhost, CNN, online newspapers such as, The Wall Street Journal, government websites, etc. Sources such as, Wikis, Yahoo Answers, eHow, blogs, etc. are not acceptable for academic writing.

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Running head: EMPLOYMENT LAW


Employment Law
Institutional affiliation



Kellar v. Summit Seating (Ch. 12, p 426)
1. The legal issues in the case
Susan Kellar was hired by Summit in 2001 as a sewing manager overseeing the sewing process
and ensuring all schedules were met on time as well as training junior employees. Kellar was
supposed to be paid on an hourly basis. Kellar claimed that she put extra hours before her shift
started which she was not paid. According to the fair labor standards act employees ought to be
compensated by their employees when they work extra hours more than the 40 hours per week
limit (Clinton, 2011).
The legal issues in the case are as follows.
Whether the preshifts Kellar was non-preliminary. The court needed to determine whether
Kellar’s preliminary activities before the shift were compensable or not. According to the portal
to portal, act eliminates employee compensation on preliminary or postliminary activities which
occur before or after a shift.
Whether preshifts by Kellar in her work was not de minimis which means that Kellar allowed a
few extra seconds or minutes beyond her scheduled hours. The de minis doctrine approves that
employers are not liable for compensating their employees when they allow a few minutes or
seconds beyond the stipulated time.
The other legal issue is whether Summit had knowledge on whether Kellar was doing extra
hours. If the Fair Labor Standards Act is to be applied to the case Kellar has to prove that
Summit was aware of her overtime (Perez, 2015).



2. Why the court finds the work in question to be more of non-preliminary than de
In the case in question, the court finds that Kellar’s activities such as opening the doors and
preparing coffee for the other emplo...

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