Tag Archives: Fair Labor Standard Act

Posted 5 years ago in Labor and Employment by Jennifer King  
Overtime-Pay Lawsuits Surge During Lousy Economy

On Monday, the US Supreme Court heard arguments in a class-action lawsuit that pits pharmaceutical sales reps against drug maker GlaxoSmithKline. At issue: Do the employees—who are all salaried workers—deserve overtime pay? It’ll be a couple months before the Supreme Court answers that question, but this much is clear: GlaxoSmithKline and the pharmaceutical industry aren’t the only ones facing challenges from employees who want overtime. A recent report published by the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw found that 7,006 so-called …

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Posted 5 years ago in Labor and Employment by Keith Ecker  
Supreme Court to Rule on Sales Rep Overtime Pay

Usually, the question of whether you have a right to overtime pay is pretty clear. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes a minimum threshold for wage-hour standards that all employers in all states must abide by. These standards generally say that if you are not in a managerial role and you are not making a large salary, then you are entitled to overtime pay if you work more than 40 hours in a week.   “It’s easy to determine …

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