Sales Rep Hits Merck With Overtime Class Action

Law360, New York (December 8, 2010, 2:48 PM EST) -- A former pharmaceutical sales representative for Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. has filed a proposed class action accusing the company of misclassifying sales reps as exempt from California overtime laws.

In a suit filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Jason Frudakis, who worked for Merck from June 2006 through September, asserted claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and California law.

The suit seeks to represent a class of all sales representatives who were employed by Merck in California...
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