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BREAKING: SCOTUS rules pharmaceutical reps are exempt outside salespeople

Today brings a bonus second post, because the Supreme Court just released its long-awaited ruling in Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp. [pdf] The Supreme Court, by a 5-4 margin, held that pharmaceutical sales representatives are exempt, outside salespeople to whom employers need not pay overtime...

Lawffice Links - SCOTUS FLSA Edition

Today, the Supreme Court (in Christopher v. Smithkline Beecham ) , held that pharmaceutical sales reps fall within the FLSA's outside sales exemption, and were therefore not entitled to overtime pay. I already threw my initial two cents in. I also baked up some fresh Lawffice Links to mark the occasion...

Roundup of Supreme Court employment cases -- right here!

All right, kiddies. My posts over the last few weeks have been juicy and entertaining. (Or as juicy and entertaining as employment law can get.) But summer is over, and it's time to buckle down. The Supreme Court of the United States (aka "SCOTUS") began its new term this past Monday...

Five pending Supreme Court cases for HR, In-House & the C-Suite to follow

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court reconvened for its 2012-2013 term. Although not chock full of pending employment-law cases, this term will see several important issues decided which could affect your workplace. Below, I have a collected a series of links to stories on these cases: "New...

VanDeusen on Univ. of Texas Sw. Med. Ctr. v. Nassar: Supreme Court Holds "But-For" Standard Applies in Title VII Retaliation Cases

In perhaps the biggest employment case this term, the Supreme Court has held that a "but-for" standard – not the "mixed motive" analysis applies to retaliation claims under Title VII. In Univ. of Texas Sw. Med. Ctr. v. Nassar , the court resolved the Circuit split that developed...