Drug Sales Rep Sues Eisai Over OT Pay

Law360, New York (March 25, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT) -- A former Eisai Inc. pharmaceutical sales representative lodged a class action in California state court Tuesday, accusing the company of failing to pay proper overtime compensation.

In a complaint in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Santa Clara, Anthony Gonzales claims that Eisai wrongly classifies its drug sales representatives as exempt from overtime pay.

The suit says the sales representatives are nonexempt employees under California law, and therefore entitled to back wages for overtime they have been denied.

By refusing to pay...
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