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Monday, June 18, 2012

Pharmaceutical Sales reps Not Entitled to Overtime

In a widely anticipated ruling, the US Supreme Court decided in a 5-to-4 vote that pharmaceutical sales reps are not entitled to overtime pay.

 The Court ruled that if an employee’s primary duty is to obtain orders or contracts and regularly does so away from the employer’s place of business, that the “end goal was not merely to make physicians aware of the medically appropriate uses of a particular drug. Rather, it was to convince physicians actually to prescribe the drug in appropriate cases. Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp. ” See Case