Addison v. Holly Hill Fruit Products, Inc.Annotate this Case
322 U.S. 607 (1944)
U.S. Supreme Court
Addison v. Holly Hill Fruit Products, Inc., 322 U.S. 607 (1944)
Addison v. Holly Hill Fruit Products, Inc.
Argued January 10, 1944
Decided June 5, 1944
322 U.S. 607
1. Section 13(a)(10) of the Fair Labor Standards Act exempts from the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Act persons employed, "within the area of production (as defined by the Administrator)" in canning agricultural commodities for market. The Administrator's definition of "area of production" brought within the exemption employees of canneries which obtained "all" of their farm products from within ten miles and had not more than seven employees.
(1) Judicial construction of "all" in the Administrator's definition as meaning "substantially all" was not permissible. P. 322 U. S. 610.
2. A judgment of the District Court allowing recovery under the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Act having been reversed by the Circuit Court of Appeals on the ground that the
Administrator's discrimination based on number of employees was invalid and that the cannery in question was exempt under the remainder of the Administrator's definition, the cause on review here is remanded to the District Court with directions to retain jurisdiction until the Administrator, by making with reasonable promptness a valid definition, acts within the authority granted him by Congress. P. 322 U. S. 619.
136 F.2d 323 remanded.
Certiorari, 320 U.S. 725, to review the reversal of a judgment for the complainants in a suit to recover minimum wages, overtime compensation, and liquidated damages under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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