GSK Sales Reps Seek 9th Circ. Rehearing On OT Status

Law360, New York (March 8, 2011, 3:12 PM EST) -- GlaxoSmithKline PLC pharmaceutical sales representatives ruled exempt from overtime pay laws asked the Ninth Circuit for a rehearing of their appeal Monday, claiming the panel wrongly rejected the U.S. Department of Labor's position and created a circuit split.

The plaintiffs filed a petition for a panel rehearing and for rehearing en banc in an effort to overturn a decision that found GSK rightly considered its pharmaceutical sales representatives outside sales employees exempted from the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime requirements.

The panel's Feb. 14 decision affirmed...
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