Category Archives: FLSA

What About the Volunteers?

It seems like these days we hear all about interns – are they properly classified? Do we have to pay them? But what about volunteers? If a company or nonprofit has volunteers, it MUST evaluate whether it is properly classifying … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Exemption: The Highly Compensated Employee

How forgotten is the highly compensated employee exemption? So much so that I even forgot I made a video discussing it a few weeks ago to post on the blog. What it comes down to is this- the Fair Labor … Continue reading

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FLSA Update – Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives

In Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., the Supreme Court ruled on whether pharmaceutical sales representatives are properly classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Short answer – Yes. The FLSA requires that employees are paid at least … Continue reading

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Top 10 Employment Law Cases and Developments of 2010 – Part Two

Returning to the top ten employment law cases and developments of 2010… 8. Privacy – The Supreme Court held in City of Ontario v. Quon that the search of a police officer’s text messages sent on his government-issued pager did … Continue reading

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Department of Labor Issues Request for Information and Preliminary Interpretations for Nursing Mother Break Time Amendment

On December 21, 2010, the Department of Labor (DOL) published its request for information in the Federal Register regarding the recent amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requiring employers to provide a reasonable break time and a place … Continue reading

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