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The U.S. Labor Department is again encouraging employees to keep private records, this time via an iPhone app it developed.

The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals adds another chapter in the saga of whether pharmaceutical sales representatives qualify for the FLSA's "outside salesman" exemption.

H.R. 631 would amend the FLSA to increase the required cash wage for tipped employees by more than 150%, from the current $2.13 per hour to at least $5.50 per hour.

Tucked away in a recent U.S. Labor Department e-newsletter was the announcement of a new time-tracking document that the Wage and Hour Division urges workers to maintain separately from the employer's official records.

Did the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals just criticize the U.S. Labor Department's views on "protective gear" under the FLSA's Section 7(o)?

A federal appeals court has held that Novartis's pharmaceutical sales representatives were not overtime-exempt either as outside salespersons or as administrative employees under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act or applicable state laws.

A U.S. Wage and Hour Division Administrator's Interpretation says that unionized employers cannot treat time spent donning and doffing certain "protective equipment" as unpaid time, even if an applicable union contract or practice treats the time as unpaid.

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