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For six years, Frank Woodward was a director of sales at Emulex Corp. Woodward, who worked remotely in Massachusetts, had an excellent performance record, but because of a series of Emulex decisions, Woodward’s sales significantly declined by 2009. In response, Emulex eliminated the jobs held by Woodward and his two assistants and terminated Woodward.
Laura Symczyk filed a lawsuit against her employer, Genesis HealthCare Corp., alleging that Genesis violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by automatically deducting pay for a 30-minute lunch break even if the employee worked during that time.