Mitchell v. H. B. Zachry Co.,
362 U.S. 310 (1960)

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Mitchell v. H. B. Zachry Co., 362 U.S. 310 (1960)

Mitchell v. H. B. Zachry Co.

No. 83

Argued February 25, 1960

Decided April 4, 1960

362 U.S. 310


Employees of a large construction contractor engaged in constructing a dam solely to increase the reservoir capacity of the local water system of a city and its vicinity, all within a single State, are not "engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce" or in "any closely related process or occupation directly essential to the production thereof," within the meaning of §§ 3(j) and 7(a) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended in 1949, and, therefore, they are not covered by the overtime requirements of the Act, even though a substantial part of the water will be used by producers of goods for interstate commerce and an insignificant part by interstate instrumentalities. Pp. 362 U. S. 310-321.

262 F.2d 46, affirmed.

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