Tag Archives: Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

An Employer May Permanently Modify Employee "Workweeks" to Reduce Labor Costs

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires an employer to compensate any employee who is not exempt from its provisions at a rate that is “not less than one and one-half times the regular” wage rate paid to the employee for all work time performed by the employee in excess of 40 hours (“overtime”) during … Continue reading this entry

When Is a Sales Rep Not a Sales Rep?

Pharmaceutical sales representatives are not in sales, at least for the purpose of wage-and-hour laws. Reversing a lower court’s decision, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that pharmaceutical sales representatives could not qualify for the “outside sales” or administrative exemptions to the overtime pay requirements of the federal FLSA. The FLSA (and many states’ … Continue reading this entry

Bulletproofing Your Internship Programs

Internships abound. A recent New York Times article indicated that in 1992, only 17 percent of graduating students held internship positions. In 2008 that figure skyrocketed to 50 percent. Businesses across the country have a bevy of internship programs where relatively young and inexperienced students or post-graduates can obtain unpaid work. These interns sacrifice the … Continue reading this entry