9th Circ. At Odds With Calif. Law In OT Case, Drug Reps Say

Law360, New York (August 6, 2012, 4:43 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit's recent decision that pharmaceutical sales representatives with putative class action claims against Bayer Corp., Wyeth and Roche Laboratories Inc. were exempt from overtime pay requirements contradicted California law and needs to be revisited, the reps said Thursday.

The appellants contend that the Ninth Circuit's July 23 panel decision was out of step with both a 2011 California Supreme Court decision in a closely watched overtime case brought by claims adjusters against Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. and Golden Eagle Insurance Co. and a subsequent...
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