Author Archives: Tracey B. Eberling

AN HR MANAGER’S NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS (OR WHAT YOUR EMPLOYMENT LAWYER HOPES THEY WILL BE)

If you are in Human Resources, it’s not too late to come up with some resolutions to start doing things differently in 2013.  And in case you are looking for suggestions, here are ten ideas that should help make the next twelve months and beyond less troublesome for you:

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PHARMACEUTICAL SALESMEN ARE EXEMPT FROM FLSA OVERTIME REQUIREMENT

On June 18, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 split decision, ruled that pharmaceutical “detailers” fall within the definition of “outside salesmen” as defined in the DOL regulations and are exempt from the FLSA requirement to pay overtime wages.  In Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham, the high court affirmed the Ninth Circuit’s interpretation of the DOL regulations and rejected the 2010 decision of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

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