11th Circ. Won't Revive Goya Sales Brokers' OT Suit

Law360, Miami (December 6, 2013, 5:22 PM EST) -- The Eleventh Circuit upheld the dismissal of a putative class suit seeking overtime pay from Goya Foods Inc. under the Fair Labor Standards Act, ruling Friday that the plaintiff fell under the law's “outside salesmen” exemption.

A three-judge panel affirmed a district court's granting of Goya's motion for directed verdict against Jerry Robin Reyes, who was employed by the food producer as a sales broker.

At trial, Reyes said that his primary duties with Goya were restocking store shelves, cleaning and rotating merchandise and that he...
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