Will Home Care Workers Finally Get FLSA Protection?

Under the current version of the Fair Labor Standards Act (the "FLSA"), workers that provide companionship services, including home health care workers, are exempt from wage and overtime compensation requirements (the "companionship exemption"). On December 15, 2011, the United States...

U.S. Supreme Court Resolves Split Among the Circuit Courts Regarding Whether Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives Are Entitled to Overtime

We previously blogged about the split among the Circuit courts and state court decisions regarding whether pharmaceutical sales representatives are outside sales employees and therefore exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). The Second Circuit held that...