U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

The issue of whether expense reimbursements should be included as “wages” when computing the regular rate for overtime has been around for many years. Sometimes, an employer will seek to “disguise” wages as expenses in order to avoid overtime. Sometimes, expense reimbursement is just that. These principles are possibly to be explored by the US

There have been so many cases involving employees in the financial services industries and their exempt status or lack thereof. In another variation on this theme, Provident Savings Bank is seeking review by the US Supreme Court of a Ninth Circuit decision that gave new life to allegations that its mortgage underwriters are non-exempt and

In early January, I posted an entry regarding the exempt status of pharmaceutical sales representatives. In the past several months, there have been several significant developments with respect to this issue.

On February 14, 2011, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the District of Arizona’s ruling in Christopher, et al. v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., that a