Overtime Exemption for Agricultural Workers
I do a lot of consulting to farm equipment dealers. There is an overtime exemption for service technicians and parts personnel in the ag industry - it's like the exemption for auto mechanics in car dealerships. The catch is that these people must work exclusively with agricultural equipment and parts. Some of my clients want to argue that they can apply this exemption even when their people are working on things like bobcats, industrial mowers, etc., since they are working on equipment owned by farming operations or other ag businesses. At audit, I am sure Wage & Hour would disallow this. I am trying to find more information, hopefully, a list of what is considered agricultural equipment, in order to show my clients. I have searched the internet - DOL, etc. Anyone have any experience with this?