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Ninth Circuit: California Wage Claims Do Not Usurp Public Utility Commission’s Jurisdiction

As we recently discussed, interplay between state wage-and-hour laws and other statutes (federal or state) is not always seamless, as neither the state wage statute nor the competing law or regulation at issue properly addresses the extent to which their scope might interfere with each other. However, as employment statutes, the wage-and-hour laws are often construed… Continue Reading

Ninth Circuit: Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives Are Exempt Outside Salespersons

On February 14, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held GlaxoSmithKline’s pharmaceutical sales representatives (“PSRs”) are exempt from the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime requirements under the outside sales exemption, rejecting a contrary decision from the Second Circuit, and an amicus brief filed by the United States Department of Labor.  Christopher… Continue Reading

Ninth Circuit: Newspaper’s Reporters Are Not “Creative Professionals”

The FLSA’s professional exemption has two subcategories: the “learned professional” (those who perform work requiring the use of advanced knowledge customarily acquired through prolonged academic instruction), and its sibling, the “creative professional” (those engaged in the “performance of work requiring invention, imagination, originality or talent in a recognized field of artistic or creative endeavor"). See 29… Continue Reading