Supreme Court To Decide Whether Drug Sales Reps Are Entitled to Overtime Pay

Posted on Nov 29, 2011
The United States Supreme Court will decide whether drug company sales reps are entitled to overtime pay or are exempt under the outside sales exemption.  The case is Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham. A federal appeals court ruled that the sales reps were not entitled to overtime pay and were exempt under the outside sales exemption.


Source: Bloomberg News

Other courts have ruled that the reps are entitled to overtime because they did not actually complete any sales and a number of class action lawsuits have been filed on behalf of the sales reps as previously reported on this blog:  Drug Sales Reps File Class Action Suit for Unpaid Overtime, Pharmaceutical Sales Reps Not Exempt from Overtime Requirements, Court Rules.

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