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New York Court of Appeals Approves Warrantless GPS Tracking of Government Employees

On June 27, 2013, a divided New York Court of Appeals held in Cunningham v. New York State Dept. of Labor, that the state can use GPS tracking to monitor its employees during working hours without a warrant. Read this alert for an analysis of this important decision for employers. Read the full text of … Continue Reading

Supreme Court’s DOMA Decision Affects Employers’ Obligations Under the FMLA

In the recent decision in United States v. Windsor, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law that defined “marriage” as a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and “spouse” as a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife. These definitions, codified in … Continue Reading

Seventh Circuit Holds Pharmaceutical Sales Reps Administratively Exempt – Broadly Interprets Discretion And Independent Judgment

Applying a broad interpretation to the Administrative exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), 29 U.S.C. § 213(a)(1), the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held, Tuesday, that pharmaceutical sales representatives (“PSRs”) are exempt from overtime.  In Schaefer-LaRose v. Eli Lilly & Co., Nos. 10-39855, 11-1980, 11-2131, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS … Continue Reading

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