Wage-And-Hour Issues In The Life Sciences Industry

Law360, New York (November 13, 2009, 11:49 AM EST) -- Employers in the Life Sciences Industry may be directly in the path of the growing tsunami of wage and hour class action lawsuits that are causing great upheaval and expense in retail, financial services, and other industries.

This guest column provides an overview of the key risk factors for employers in an industry where research personnel, pharmaceutical sales representatives, and independent contractors are prevalent.

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