Alpharma Loses Bid To Get State Wage Claims Tossed

Law360, New York (February 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A judge has denied a motion by Alpharma Inc. to dismiss part of a proposed class action that alleges the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New Jersey Wage Collection Law by not paying overtime to sales representatives and regional account specialists.

Judge Garrett E. Brown, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey said Thursday that at this stage it wouldn't be prudent to decide whether the laws cited in the suit conflict with each other.

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