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Breaking: affirmance in Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham

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A 5-4 decision upholding the Ninth Circuit's ruling that SmithKline was entitled to classify the plaintiffs as outside salesman exempt from the FLSA wage-and-hour requirements. The Department of Labor had adopted a lawsuit-friendly interpretation of the law that the Ninth Circuit rejected. [SCOTUSblog page; Chamber of Commerce amicus]

None of the big opinions were released today, so there will be ten opinions issued Monday, or a second opinion day scheduled.

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