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Maryland federal court rules that retail pharmacists are exempt despite being docked for full-day absences required by unpaid leave policy

USA - December 27 2012 The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland recently ruled that a group of retail pharmacists was exempt from the overtime compensation…

Retailers under fire: Urban Outfitters becomes latest chain to settle wage dispute

USA - November 6 2015 Urban Outfitters, Inc. – the parent company of Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, and BHLDN – recently settled an overtime wage and hour…

Karen S. Vladeck

NLRB holds employer unlawfully discharged employees due to critical Facebook posts

USA - December 28 2012 In a recent 3-1 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) ruled that a nonprofit employer violated the National Labor Relations Act…

Fourth Circuit holds that CEO’s executive assistant is exempt from overtime compensation as an administrative employee

USA - August 8 2012 The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently held that the executive assistant to the CEO of a large real estate investment firm was exempt from the overtime compensation requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Maryland Wage and Hour Law (MWHL).

She said what!? Court dismisses defamation suit by ex-Armani executive against terminated employee

USA - February 5 2014 In January 2013, Kelle Azzopardi, a former Giorgio Armani Corp. executive assistant, sued the Italian fashion company in New York State Court…

Karen S. Vladeck