Do you employ outside salespeople (pharmaceutical reps,
for instance)? If so, then you are going to want to pay attention to what will
transpire at the U.S. Supreme Court next year.
Yesterday, the Court agreed to hear Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham. This case will
address two issues:
While issue #2 is more practical, issue #1 has the
potential to have the greatest long-term impact. It is no secret that the
DOL-with its sweeping enforcement scheme and broad regulatory
interpretations-is the bane of employers everywhere. This case has the
potential to serve as a judicial referendum on the scope of its regulatory
authority. A rebuke by the Supreme Court of the DOL on this narrow issue could
signal that the agency's powers are not as broad as it currently envisions,
reigning in the DOL's other attempts to broaden employee rights via regulatory
For more coverage of this important wage and hour
development, please click over and read the thoughts of others who got to this
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Very helpful blog and informative to reader.