U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Overtime For Pharma Reps

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Overtime For Pharma Reps

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Pharmaceutical sales representatives, or "detailers," "tout" drugs to doctors but do not actually engage in sales as defined in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and thus are entitled to overtime pay, an attorney representing a class of sales representatives argued April 16 before the U.S. Supreme Court (Michael Shane Christopher, et al. v. SmithKline Beecham Corporation, dba GlaxoSmithKline, No. 11-204, U.S. Sup.).  Subscribers may view the oral arguments transcript available within the full update.

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