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7th Circuit Joins 3rd Circuit in Finding PSRs Exempt Administrative Employees

While the pharmaceutical industry is focused on the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision in Christopher, as to whether the work performed by pharmaceutical sales representatives (PSRs) for GlaxoSmithKline qualified for the outside sales exemption, another circuit court has weighed in on the duties of PSRs and their FLSA status in the context of the administrative exemption. The… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Declines to Review Drug Reps Classification Issue

Despite the Circuit split created by this month’s decision from the Ninth Circuit, holding that pharmaceutical sales representatives are outside sales employees within the meaning of the FLSA, the Supreme Court has declined to take up Novartis’ appeal of the adverse ruling it received on this issue from the Second Circuit.  The Supreme Court’s ruling… Continue Reading

Ninth Circuit: Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives Are Exempt Outside Salespersons

On February 14, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held GlaxoSmithKline’s pharmaceutical sales representatives (“PSRs”) are exempt from the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime requirements under the outside sales exemption, rejecting a contrary decision from the Second Circuit, and an amicus brief filed by the United States Department of Labor.  Christopher… Continue Reading

Lacking Circuit Court Guidance, District Court Adheres To Earlier Ruling That Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives Are Exempt Outside Salespersons

In the latest installment of the ongoing litigation over whether pharmaceutical sales representatives are exempt from overtime under the FLSA (see earlier post here), a district court in Indiana declined to reconsider its decision holding that PSRs do qualify for the outside sales exemption. See Schaefer-Larose v. Eli Lilly & Co., S..D. Ind. Docket No. 07-CV-1133,… Continue Reading