Ex-Takeda Sales Rep Files OT Collective Action

Law360, New York (September 30, 2010, 1:34 PM EDT) -- A former representative for Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc. has filed a putative collective action alleging the drugmaker deliberately misclassified her and her peers in order to short them overtime pay.

Lead plaintiff Beth Jones accuses the company of violating the federal Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to properly compensate a range of “medical representatives” for overtime, in suit filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

The company calls it medical representatives “sales representatives,” pays them what it calls...
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