Sanofi Says Sales Rep OT Suit Exploits FLSA Loophole

Law360, New York (August 15, 2011, 12:52 PM EDT) -- Sanofi-Aventis US Inc. on Friday urged a New Jersey federal judge to toss a putative class action claiming the company misclassified its pharmaceutical sales representative as exempt from overtime, saying the suit aimed to exploit a loophole in federal wage laws.

In cross-motions for summary judgment lodged on Friday, Sanofi and former sales representative Dede Evavold sparred over whether the company misclassified its sales representatives as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime pay requirements.

The case is one of a spate of recent lawsuits...
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