Tag Archives: 7th Circuit

Penn Students Seek Rehearing, DOL Files Brief in OT Rules Appeal

Just a quick update on a couple of our recent stories for you wage and hour litigation junkies: Back on December 5, a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of a case in which two former University of Pennsylvania student athletes claimed that they and other intercollegiate athletes were employees entitled to … Continue Reading

Seventh Circuit Takes Matters into Its Own Hands in FLSA Donning and Doffing Case (Part 2 of 2)

Yesterday, we discussed the first part of the Seventh Circuit’s recent decision in Mitchell v. JCG Industries penned by Judge Richard Posner.  As discussed in yesterday’s post, in Mitchell, the Seventh Circuit affirmed a district court’s decision dismissing an FLSA and Illinois Minimum Wage Law claim where unionized poultry processing plant workers alleged they had … Continue Reading

Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives Found to be Exempt by Seventh Circuit

The Seventh Circuit recently weighed in on whether pharmaceutical sales representatives are exempt under the FLSA in Susan Schaeffer-LaRose v. Eli Lilly & Company.  In this consolidated case, the Seventh Circuit focused on the administrative exemption in determining that the sales representatives were exempt.  Because the Court found that the sales representatives met the administrative … Continue Reading

Seventh Circuit Weighs In On Commonality Requirement in Class Actions

The Seventh Circuit recently applied the Supreme Court’s Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes decision to class certification in a wage and hour action, and affirmed the certification of two classes.  Ross v. RBS Citizens N.A. d/b/a Charter One.  The Seventh Circuit held that the district court did not abuse its discretion in certifying two classes … Continue Reading
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