Drug Sales Reps Exempt From OT, 9th Circ. Rules

Law360, New York (February 14, 2011, 7:57 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Monday upheld a ruling that a proposed class of GlaxoSmithKline PLC pharmaceutical sales representatives are not entitled to overtime pay, breaking with the Second Circuit and the U.S. Department of Labor.

The representatives are rightly considered outside sales employees exempted from the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime requirements, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said in a published opinion.

The decision affirms a lower court ruling in a case, but sets the Ninth Circuit at...
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