7th Circuit: Pharma Sales Reps Are Not Owed Overtime Under Labor Act

7th Circuit: Pharma Sales Reps Are Not Owed Overtime Under Labor Act

CHICAGO - Pharmaceutical sales representatives fall within the administrative exemption to the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) 29 U.S.C.S. § 203,  the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled May 8 in a single opinion addressing two separate cases (Susan Schaefer-LaRose v. Eli Lilly & Company, No. 10-3855, James Jirak, et al. v. Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Nos. 11-1980 & 11-2131, 7th Cir.; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 9300).

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