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The Fair Labor Standards Act-Overtime, Administrative Professional’s Exemption-The Employer Awarded Summary Judgment on Overtime claims!
In a recent case involving claims for overtime wages by an employee, the S. Dist. Ct. of IL awarded a summary judgment to the employer dismissing the case. The employee was assisting sales professionals sell different products, but did not actually make sales him or herself. The employee exercised independent professional judgment and was not required to work with his supervisor daily. The employee worked alone largely and was responsible for helping the employer’s sales staff sell financial products. However, the employee did not personally sell any financial products. The employee only, met his supervisor once, per year. The employee exercised his own professional judgment and often, advised his supervisor on financial products sold by the employer. Thus, there really was a lot of discretion that the employee had in performing his tasks, monitoring his own hours and schedule. However, the employee was clearly, not a sales professional or sales employee. Consequently, the Employer was able to raise the Administrative […]
Samples of Some of our Presentations on Business, Employment and Intellectual Property (Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets) Law Matters:
- The Fair Labor Standards Act-Overtime, Administrative Professional’s Exemption-The Employer Awarded Summary Judgment on Overtime claims!
- Understanding General Commercial Insurance Policies, Excess Coverage, the IL Insurance Guaranty Fund, Borrowing and Leasing Employers!
- Litigation of Copyrights and Seventh Circuit Rules regarding validity of Copyrights, declarations from the Register of Copyrights, need for financial experts for damages!