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Pharmaceutical sales representatives eligible for overtime

USA - July 9 2010 On July 6, 2010, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the decision of the Southern District of New York and issued an opinion that will allow pharmaceutical sales representatives to collect overtime pay under state and federal wage and hour law....

Brian J. Gold, Laura H.Allen, Jonathan M. Brenner, Jeffrey S. Berlin.


DOL interprets FMLA to cover employees who assume parental obligations regarding a child even absent a biological or legal relationship to the child

USA - June 28 2010 On June 22, 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an interpretation of provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act, 29 U.S.C. 2601 et. seq. (FMLA), defining the terms “son or daughter” as they apply to an employee taking leave for the purpose of caring for a child....

Brian J. Gold, Laura H.Allen, Jonathan M. Brenner, Jeffrey S. Berlin.


FLSA amended to require reasonable break time for nursing mothers

USA - April 16 2010 Amendments to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. 201 et. seq. (FLSA), were recently enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA)....

Charles Allen, Brian J. Gold, Jeffrey A. Berman, Jonathan M. Brenner, Jeffrey S. Berlin.


SDNY holds expatriate rotational system not discriminatory

USA - October 12 2009 In an important recent case, Sidley has achieved a significant victory for foreign corporations doing business through U.S. subsidiaries....

Brian J. Gold, Laura H.Allen, Jeffrey A. Berman, Jonathan M. Brenner, Jeffrey S. Berlin.


Illinois amends three employment statutes expanding employee rights and employer obligations

USA - September 3 2009 Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn has signed into law amendments to three Illinois employment statutes: the Equal Pay Act of 2003, the Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act, and the Illinois Human Rights Act....

Brian J. Gold, Laura H.Allen, Jeffrey A. Berman, Jonathan M. Brenner, Jeffrey S. Berlin.