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211 Plaintiffs Will Join Suit Against Merck Over FLSA

Law360 (September 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge on Thursday allowed another 211 plaintiffs to join a lawsuit against Merck & Co. accusing the pharmaceutical giant of illegally denying overtime benefits to certain employees.

The plaintiffs are sales representatives who say that they have been misclassified as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act, and have opted into the collective action since it was first filed in January. The plaintiffs moved last week to file an amended version of their complaint including the employees who had opted in.

In his order granting...
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