1st Circuit permits Dunkin’ Donuts managers’ overtime claims to proceed

In another of what promises to be a long line of cases in which courts consider whether working managers have been properly classified as exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit—which covers Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island—has ruled that two former Dunkin’ Donuts (DD) managers in Massachusetts can pursue claims that they were improperly classified.