Boutell v. Walling
327 U.S. 463 (1946)

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Boutell v. Walling, 327 U.S. 463 (1946)

Boutell v. Walling

No. 73

Argued October 9, 1945

Decided February 25, 1946

327 U.S. 463

Syllabus

1. Employees of a garage who are engaged exclusively in repairing and maintaining vehicles of a single interstate motor carrier come within the coverage of the Fair Labor Standards Act. P. 327 U. S. 466.

2. They are not engaged in a "service establishment the greater part of whose . . . servicing is in intrastate commerce" within the exemption provided by § 13(a)(2) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. P. 327 U. S. 467.

3. Nor do they come within § 13(b)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act exempting

"any employee with respect to whom the Interstate Commerce Commission has power to establish qualifications and maximum hours of service pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Motor Carrier Act, 1935,"

since their employer is not a carrier. P. 327 U. S. 467.

4. The power of the Interstate Commerce Commission to establish maximum hours of service pursuant to the provisions of § 204 of the Motor Carrier Act (Part II of the Interstate Commerce Act) is limited to employees of "carriers." P. 327 U. S. 467.

5. Administrative interpretations of the Fair Labor Standards Act by the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the Department

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of Labor and the Interstate Commerce Act by the Interstate Commerce Commission are entitled to great weight. P. 327 U. S. 471.

148 F.2d 329 affirmed.

In a suit brought by the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor, the District Court enjoined petitioners from violating the maximum hours provisions of § 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed. 148 F.2d 329. This Court granted certiorari. 3 25 U.S. 849. Affirmed, p. 327 U. S. 472.

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