Sales Reps Sue Abbott For Overtime Pay

Law360 (June 29, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Abbott Laboratories has been hit with a putative collective action suit that alleges it misclassified sales representatives as exempt from a federal law mandating a premium pay rate for overtime hours, the latest in a series of suits against major drug companies alleging violations of state and federal overtime laws.

Named plaintiffs James Jirak and Robert Pederson filed the suit Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Jirak was employed as a pharmaceutical sales representative for Abbott from January 2004 to...
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