U.S. High Court: Pharma Sales Reps Not Owed Overtime

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A pharmaceutical sales representative, or detailer, falls under the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) definition of an "outside salesman" and is not owed overtime compensation, a split U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 18, rejecting the DOL's interpretation...

BREAKING: SCOTUS rules pharmaceutical reps are exempt outside salespeople

Today brings a bonus second post, because the Supreme Court just released its long-awaited ruling in Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp. [pdf] The Supreme Court, by a 5-4 margin, held that pharmaceutical sales representatives are exempt, outside salespeople to whom employers need not pay overtime...

Lawffice Links - SCOTUS FLSA Edition

Today, the Supreme Court (in Christopher v. Smithkline Beecham ) , held that pharmaceutical sales reps fall within the FLSA's outside sales exemption, and were therefore not entitled to overtime pay. I already threw my initial two cents in. I also baked up some fresh Lawffice Links to mark the occasion...

FLSA Update - Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives

In Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp. , the Supreme Court ruled on whether pharmaceutical sales representatives are properly classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Short answer - Yes . The FLSA requires that employees are paid at least the federal minimum wage for all...

Working Late -- Are Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives Entitled to Overtime?

In Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., the United States Supreme Court held that pharmaceutical sales representatives ("PSRs," also known as "detailers") qualify as "outside salesmen" exempt from minimum wages and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)....

Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives Are Not Eligible For Overtime Pay, Holds U.S. Supreme Court

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. §§ 201-219 (the "FLSA"), and its implementing regulations, 29 C.F.R. §§ 510 et seq. , mandate that most employees in the U.S. be paid overtime compensation at 1½ times the regular rate of pay for all hours worked in...

U.S. Supreme Court Resolves Split Among the Circuit Courts Regarding Whether Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives Are Entitled to Overtime

We previously blogged about the split among the Circuit courts and state court decisions regarding whether pharmaceutical sales representatives are outside sales employees and therefore exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). The Second Circuit held that...