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Dressing the part is not enough: 8th Circuit decides that changing into uniforms does not start the “continuous workday”
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2013

Taking up a question the Supreme Court recently declined to consider, the Eighth Circuit on Friday addressed the types of activities that may start


Offers of judgment, mootness and collective actions: Supreme Court hears oral argument in Genesis Healthcare v. Symczyk
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 4 2012

The Supreme Court heard argument in Genesis Healthcare v. Symczyk on Monday


I lift my lamp beside the minimum wage claim: district court finds immigration status "irrelevant" to FLSA case
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2011

On March 23, 2011, a federal court in Massachusetts held that an employer was not entitled to information about the named plaintiffs' immigration status in a putative collective action alleging minimum wage violations


Ninth Circuit hands pharmaceutical industry Valentine's Day gift
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • February 18 2011

On February 14, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp. (Case No. 10-15257) affirmed a district court decision holding that pharmaceutical sales representatives (“reps”) for GlaxoSmithKline (“Glaxo”) are exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act because they qualify as “outside sales” employees


Seventh Circuit surprise: appeals court finds pharma reps exempt under administrative exemption without waiting for Supreme Court
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2012

The Seventh Circuit ruled yesterday that pharmaceutical sales representatives (“PSRs”) for Eli Lilly & Co. and Abbott Laboratories Inc. are exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) under the Administrative Exemption


Supreme Court update in Christopher v. SmithKline: argument set and briefs filed
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2012

The past two weeks have brought a number of important updates for those watching the Christopher v. SmithKline case, in which the Supreme Court will determine whether pharmaceutical sales representatives are properly classified as exempt from overtime as outside salespersons under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and whether to defer to the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) position expressed in amicus briefs that they are not


A steep learning curve for companies that hire unpaid interns
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2012

Many employers in today’s business environment have had to make do with fewer employees to meet the constraints of smaller budgets


First Circuit’s administrative exemption decision could maintain the availability for the administrative exemption for some so-called “sales” employees
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2011

On November 28, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued a decision in Hines v. State Room, Inc. finding that sales managers for a Boston banquet facility were exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act's ("FLSA") administrative exemption


Supreme Court to decide whether pharmaceutical sales representatives meet the FLSA's outside sales exemption
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2011

At 10 a.m. EST today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision to grant certiorari in Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp


First Circuit confirms what every bride knows: event planning requires discretion and independent judgment
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 2 2011

On November 28, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued a decision in Hines v State Room, Inc. finding that sales managers for a Boston banquet facility were exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s administrative exemption