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Merck Accused Of Denying Overtime

Law360 (January 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A former Merck & Co. sales representative has hit the pharmaceutical giant with a collective action lawsuit accusing the company of illegally denying overtime benefits to certain employees.

On Thursday, plaintiff Robert Schedel filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey charging Merck with violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.

“The plaintiff, on behalf of himself individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, hereby alleges that defendant misclassifies sales representatives as exempt, in violation of the FLSA’s wage and...
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