Sales Rep Hits Astellas With Overtime Action

Law360, New York (September 7, 2010, 4:44 PM EDT) -- A drug sales representative for Astellas US LLC has accused the pharmaceutical company of illegally classifying its sales representatives as exempt from federal overtime compensation rules.

In a suit filed Aug. 31 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Donald Savchuk alleges that he has worked more than 40 hours a week for Astellas without receiving time-and-a-half pay for the extra hours, as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Without giving a precise number, the complaint states that there are thousands...
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