Family Dollar says it has reached a preliminary settlement in a class-action lawsuit from more than 1,700 New York store managers on overtime wages.
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WASHINGTON – Employers are increasingly allowing their employees to use their own laptops, tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices for work purposes – and that is creating a plethora of potential legal issues.
An employer did not have a heightened burden to prove that an employee fell within an exemption from federal overtime requirements, the 10th Circuit has ruled in reversing a jury verdict.
Nearly 1,500 women will share $1 million in a landmark class-action case against the nonprofit McMillan’s Home Care Agency.
Pharmaceutical representatives who pitch products to doctors are “outside salespeople” under the Fair Labor Standards Act and therefore not entitled to overtime pay, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.
An employee hired to provide in-home care for an elderly woman was not entitled to overtime, the California Court of Appeal has ruled in reversing a $123,000 judgment.
Pharmaceutical companies did not violate federal wage and hour law by classifying their sales representatives as administrative employees ineligible for overtime, the 7th Circuit has ruled.
A health club employee suing for unpaid overtime was not bound by an arbitration clause in his employee handbook, the 5th Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.