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U.S. High Court Hears Arguments In Appeal Over FLSA, Verbal Complaints
Posted on 13 Oct 2010 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Both written and verbal complaints are allowed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the attorney representing a former plastics company employee argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 13 ( Kevin Kasten v.... Read More

Pharma Sales Reps Not Entitled To Overtime, Supreme Court Rules
Posted on 5 Jul 2012 by Kevin M. LaCroix

On June 18, 2012, in an opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito for a 5-4 majority, the U.S. Supreme Court held that pharmaceutical sales representatives are not entitled to overtime pay. The question before the Court was whether or not the sales reps... Read More

Split U.S. Supreme Court Says Pharmaceutical Sales Reps Are Not Owed Overtime
Posted on 19 Jun 2012 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A pharmaceutical sales representative, or detailer, falls under the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) definition of an "outside salesman" and is not owed overtime compensation, a split U.S. Supreme Court... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court: Time Spent Donning, Doffing Gear Is Not Compensable
Posted on 27 Jan 2014 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The time workers at United States Steel Corp. spend donning and doffing protective gear is not compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Jan. 27 ( Clifton Sandifer, et... Read More

High Court Considers Whether Offer Of Judgment Moots Collective Action
Posted on 3 Dec 2012 by Joan Grossman

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) An employer's offer of judgment in an amount representing alleged unpaid wages plus attorney fees, costs and expenses under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 to an employee who brought a collective action under the... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court: Labor Complaints May Be Filed Orally
Posted on 23 Mar 2011 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) anti-retaliation provision applies to complaints that are filed orally and written, the U.S. Supreme Court majority ruled March 22 ( Kevin Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics... Read More