Ex-Schering Sales Reps Prevail In FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (August 8, 2011, 4:15 PM EDT) -- A Connecticut federal judge ruled Friday that drugmaker Schering Corp. had violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by denying its pharmaceutical sales representatives overtime pay, shutting down for a second time Schering's argument that those employees were exempt.

U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton said that because the former PSRs' duties did not require them to exercise discretion or independent judgment, Schering couldn't argue that they were administrative employees and therefore exempt from the FLSA's overtime regulations.

Schering's PSRs “use the core messages and promotional strategies...
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