Posted on Mar 07, 2011
The Supreme Court will let stand a federal appeals court ruling last year that sales reps for the drug company, Novartis, were not exempt from overtime pay requirements. 


Last year the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York rejected arguments that the reps were exempt as "outside sales reps" or under the "administrative" exemption. In re Novartis Wage & Hour Litigation, No 09-0437 (2nd Cir, July 6, 2010).  This was the subject to a prior entry on the Robert Abell Law Blog: Pharmaceutical Sales Reps Not Exempt from Overtime, Court Rules. 

The misclassification of employees as exempt from overtime requirements is a common violation of federal and Kentucky state wage and hour and overtime law. Robert Abell published an article on the misclassification of employees as exempt from overtime under the executive, administrative and professional exemptions that was published by the Kentucky Justice Association, "The Executive, Administrative and Professional Exemptions to the Overtime Requirement."

If you have been misclassified as exempt or not been paid the overtime compensation due you, contact Lexington, Kentucky overtime lawyer Robert Abell at 859-254-7076.


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