Kraft Sales Reps Sue For Overtime Wages

Law360, New York (March 5, 2012, 6:21 PM EST) -- A proposed nationwide class of 2,500 Kraft Global Foods Inc. sales representatives accused the multinational food conglomerate Thursday of violating federal labor law by misclassifying employees to avoid fully paying overtime wages.

Six Kraft employees filed suit in Pennsylvania federal court claiming the company deprived traveling salespeople of overtime pay by wrongly — and intentionally — using provisions under the Fair Labor Standards Act that allow an employer to pay employees a reduced overtime rate. Four of the six plaintiffs accused Kraft of violating Pennsylvania state...
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