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Senate Considers Amendment to FLSA That Would Protect Home Health Workers

This week, Senator Robert Casey (D. Pennsylvania) introduced legislation to afford minimum wage and overtime coverage to the home care worker industry. The legislation aims to protect many employees who went without minimum wage and overtime protec… Read More
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2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Finds Drug Representatives Not Exempt from Overtime

In a strong victory for Plaintiffs’ rights, on July 6, 2010, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the District Court’s ruling that Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives were exempt pursuant to the outside sales exemption and/or… Read More
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Department of Labor Finds that Employees who Wear Safety Equipment Must be Paid to Don and Doff that Equipment

On June 16, 2010 the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2010-2, Section 3(o) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 203(o), reversing two prior DOL opinions relating to under what circumstances emp… Read More
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Department of Labor Increases Wage & Hour Oversight

In her February 2010 presentation of the 2011 budget request for the U.S. Department of Labor, Secretary Hilda L. Solis included funding to hire 90 new investigators for the department’s Wage and Hour Division. These increases will allow the… Read More
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