United States v. Universal C.I.T. Credit Corp.
344 U.S. 218 (1952)

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United States v. Universal C.I.T. Credit Corp., 344 U.S. 218 (1952)

United States v. Universal C.I.T. Credit Corporation

No. 47

Argued November 18-19, 1952

Decided December 22, 1952

344 U.S. 218

Syllabus

1. In an information under §§ 15 and 16(a) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, appellees were charged on 32 counts with violating the minimum wage, overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Act. The District Court dismissed all but three counts, one for each section violated.

Held: the order of the District Court is affirmed without prejudice to amendment of the information. Pp. 344 U. S. 219-226.

2. Section 15 of the Fair Labor Standards Act penalizes a course of conduct, and is not to be read as enabling the prosecutor to treat as a separate offense each breach of the statutory duty owed to a single employee during any workweek. Pp. 344 U. S. 221-226.

102 F.Supp. 179, affirmed.

The District Court dismissed all but three counts of a 32-count information under §§ 15 and 16(a) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. 102 F.Supp. 179. On appeal to this Court under 18 U.S.C. § 3731, affirmed, p. 344 U. S. 226.

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