Supreme Court Reaffirms Status of Drug Sales Reps


This article on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Christopher v. SmithKline notes that the court sent a unanimous message to all federal agencies that they can't reinterpret laws and regulations without going through the proper rulemaking process. Littler’s Tammy McCutchen commented that the majority ruling stressed that rather than applying a narrow, formulaic definition of an outside salesperson across the board to all industries, the Department of Labor should interpret the term in light of the realities of each industry. 

View Article (subscription required)