9th Circ. Seeks Clarity On Calif. Sales Reps' OT Status

Law360, New York (May 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With a rash of class actions in the balance, a federal appeals court has asked the California Supreme Court to rule on whether pharmaceutical sales representatives are considered exempt workers under the California Labor Code.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday entreated the California high court to provide needed clarification on the overtime status of drug sales representatives, which employers have traditionally classified as outside salespersons and exempt from the labor code's overtime provisions.

The time is ripe for the high...
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