Pfizer Loses Bid To Toss Overtime Suit By Sales Reps

Law360, New York (June 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge presiding over a wage-and-hour suit brought by Pfizer Inc. pharmaceutical sales representatives has denied the drugmakers' bid to have the case thrown out.

The ruling Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York was not all bad news for Pfizer, however, with Judge Alvin Hellerstein rebuffing a cross motion by the workers to toss one of the company's defenses.

The pharmaceutical reps, who are seeking class status, claim Pfizer misclassified them as exempt from overtime pay, in breach...
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