Professional Exemption

A group of field service engineers have filed a FLSA suit against Alcon Laboratories, on the theory that the company misclassified them as exempt employees.  They seek conditional class certification, alleging that they were consistently denied overtime pay.  The case is entitled Voss v. Alcon Laboratories Inc., and was filed in federal court in the

I have blogged about this matter several times, all the while applauding the lower court decision and employer’s legal position in the case, as I believed what these temporary lawyers were doing did constitute the practice of law.  The Second Circuit has now disagreed.   The Court has ruled that document review work does not

The saga continues…

The law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP has recently fired another salvo in its bid to defeat the class and collective action filed against it, based on a theory that temporary lawyers were not doing “professional” or “attorney” work and were therefore non-exempt. The firm filed a a short