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Employer Can Refuse to Pay Commissions After Termination — Under Certain Conditions

Posted in Highlight, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Litigation, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center, Wage & Hour

Thanks to all who came to our Labor & Employment seminar on Thursday. Our biggest crowd yet. In it, we talked about the importance of offer letters.  Marc Herman returns today with a post updating us on a recent Connecticut Supreme Court decision that came out while I was on vacation a while back that… Continue Reading

BREAKING: Pharmaceutical Representatives are “Outside Salesmen” Under FLSA; Exempt from Overtime

Posted in Class Actions, Highlight, Litigation, Wage & Hour

The U.S. Supreme Court this morning ruled, 5-4, that pharmaceutical representatives are “outside salesmen” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  In plain English, this now means that those representatives are now considered exempt from overtime. This decision is a big victory for pharmaceutical companies who have been facing years of class action suits (some of… Continue Reading

Keep an Eye Out for Court’s Ruling on Pharmaceutical Sales Rep. Case

Posted in Class Actions, Highlight, Litigation, Wage & Hour

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday heard arguments over whether pharmaceutical sales reprsentatives were properly classified as exempt (from overtime) because they fall within the “outside sales” exemption of the nation’s wage & hour laws. The plaintiffs said that they were not properly classified because, while the representatives do a lot of tasks, the one thing that… Continue Reading

Federal Arbitration Act Preempts Connecticut Sales Representative Commission Statute

Posted in Wage & Hour

My colleague, Joshua Hawks-Ladds, has this post regarding an important new case that further explains the breadth of the preemption effect of the Federal Arbitration Act, a case he handled on behalf of our client, Ulti-Mate Connector, Inc.  Last week was a watershed moment for arbitration preemption cases, both at the federal and state level…. Continue Reading

Cross-Border Concerns: Keeping Updated on Changes to New York Laws

Posted in Laws and Regulations

For employers who are situated along the Connecticut-New York state line, keeping updated on the employment developments in both states is a challenging endeavor.  This is particularly true if the company’s sales force or business is dependent on servicing both areas. View Larger Map Connecticut employers with New York employees, should be aware of a number of recent amendments… Continue Reading