AstraZeneca OT Class Action Halted On Appeal

Law360, New York (March 25, 2010, 2:34 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that the lead plaintiff in a putative overtime class action against AstraZeneca LP was barred from bringing claims under a Pennsylvania statute exempting administrative employees, upholding a district court's dismissal but relying on different reasoning.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Wednesday said Kristin Baum, a former pharmaceutical sales specialist for AstraZeneca, could not demand overtime pay under the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act because she fell under the act's administrative employee exemption, reserved for employees with...
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