Category Archives: Federal wage and hour law

EEOC Pursues Poultry Processor for Taking Advantage of Disabled Workers

The EEOC announced a large award in a case against a turkey processor which abused intellectually disabled workers for years. According to the press release, The EEOC filed suit on behalf of a class of disabled workers who were being paid $65 per month for full time work and required to live in a “bunkhouse”...
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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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