Most of us don’t think of window washers on high rise buildings as employees who qualify for an exemption from overtime pay. But under an unusual set of facts, this is precisely what the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held in Alvarado v. Corporate Cleaning Services, Inc., 782 F.3d 365 (7th Cir. 2015).
Corporate Cleaning Services (“CCS”) provided window washing services to high rise buildings. When it received an order for a window washing job, it calculated a number of points, based on the job’s complexity and the number of hours estimated to complete it, to determine the price to … Continue Reading