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
BREAKING: Pharmaceutical Representatives are “Outside Salesmen” Under FLSA; Exempt from Overtime
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…
Keep an Eye Out for Court’s Ruling on Pharmaceutical Sales Rep. Case
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…
Federal Arbitration Act Preempts Connecticut Sales Representative Commission Statute
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.
Cross-Border Concerns: Keeping Updated on Changes to New York Laws
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.
Connecticut employers with New York employees, should be aware of a number of recent amendments…