Victory for Plaintiffs in Compensation Case against Abbott Lab Pharmalot
Lawyers for Abbott Lab maintained that the sales reps were "outside salespeople" -- a designation that would make the company exempt from paying overtime for hours worked per week beyond 40 hours. The drug maker also argued that the sales reps should not get overtime pay because of a rule called "administrative exemption."
Judge Ruben Castillo ruled for the plaintiffs on both points. Joseph & Kirschenbaum attorneys Charles Joseph and Michael DiChiara are part of the attorney team for the plaintiffs.