Forest Labs Sales Reps Win Class Cert. In OT Suit

Law360, New York (June 7, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in New York on Friday granted class certification to Forest Laboratories Inc. sales representatives who claim they were wrongly classified as exempt from overtime pay.

U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley granted the employees' motion for conditional collective action against Forest Labs and its subsidiary Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc. under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The case against Forest Labs is one of dozens recently brought by sales representatives in the pharmaceutical industry alleging they were wrongly denied overtime pay. Companies targeted in similar...
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