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Supreme Court Agrees To Hear FLSA Case

Published by on December 6, 2011

On November 28, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an FLSA from the 9th Circuit involving the outside sales exemption.  (Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp.)  The case involves whether deference is owed to the Secretary of Labor’s interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s outside sales exemption and related regulations and whether the Fair […]

On November 28, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an FLSA from the 9th Circuit involving the outside sales exemption.  (Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp.)  The case involves whether deference is owed to the Secretary of Labor’s interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s outside sales exemption and related regulations and whether the Fair Labor Standards Act’s outside sales exemption applies to pharmaceutical sales representatives.  The case promises to be an interesting current look at one aspect of the FLSA by the Court.

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