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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...

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...