Department of Labor's 'Bridge to Justice' Will Likely Lead to More Lawsuits Against Employers

Effective December 13, 2010, an unprecedented joint "Bridge to Justice" initiative between the U.S. Department of Labor and the American Bar Association will assist plaintiffs in obtaining legal counsel for claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the Family and Medical Leave Act...

Supreme Court Rules Drug Company Sales Employees Are Not Entitled to Overtime Pay

In Christopher et al. v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., d/b/a Glasxosmithkline , 567 U.S. ___ (2012), No. 11-204, decided June 18, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled that certain drug sales employees are to be treated as "outside salesmen" under the Fair Labor Standards Act ...