pharmaceutical industry; outside sales exemption

Authored by Jessica Schauer

On February 14, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp. (Case No. 10-15257) affirmed a district court decision holding that pharmaceutical sales representatives (“reps”) for GlaxoSmithKline (“Glaxo”) are exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act because they qualify as “outside sales” employees. 

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