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(From AFX Europe (Focus))
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AFX) - Truckers who transport agricultural goods aren't required to receive overtime, Washington's state Supreme Court has ruled.
In a unanimous decision Thursday, the court ruled that under the state's minimum wage act, the truckers were exempt from time-and-a-half overtime for hours worked past a 40-hour work week.
Washington's minimum wage act requires employers to pay overtime, but there are exceptions, including those individuals employed "in packing, packaging, grading, storing, or delivering to storage, or to market or to a carrier for transportation to market, any agricultural or horticultural …