Hershey Settles Sales Rep Overtime Action

Law360, New York (April 21, 2011, 4:23 PM EDT) -- The Hershey Co. agreed Wednesday to settle a collective action brought by retail sales representatives who were deemed misclassified as exempt from overtime pay by a California federal court.

The settlement, which the plaintiffs have urged the court to approve, resolves the claims of 21 named plaintiffs and 99 opt-in plaintiffs who alleged Hershey violated federal and California wage laws by failing to pay overtime to its retail sales representatives, who act as part of teams that help the chocolate maker sell its products directly to...
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