Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Supreme Court will Face a New Sexual Harassment Issue

The new term for the Supreme Court, beginning in October, will include a case about when a company is liable for a supervisor’s sexual or racial harassment.  The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide the following question: Issue: Whether the “supervisor” liability rule established by Faragher v. City of Boca Raton and Burlington Industries, Inc....
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Supreme Court Holds Pharmaceutical Reps Don’t Get Overtime

Last week the Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case affecting a large number of employees.  In Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., the Court addressed the issue whether pharmaceutical representatives are exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act exemption for “outside sales” employees. This exemption distinguishes between employees making sales “inside,” such...
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