Case: Novartis Overtime

Bloomberg BNA, June 11, 2012 – Judge OKs $99 Million Overtime Settlement For More Than 7,000 Novartis Sales Reps

June 11th, 2012

As appeared in the Bloomberg BNA By John Herzfeld NEW YORK–A federal judge May 31 gave final approval to a $99 million settlement of a nationwide wage and hour class action on overtime claims by more than 7,000 Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. sales representatives (In re Novartis Wage & Hour Litig., S.D.N.Y., No. 06-MD-1794, settlement approved […]

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Bloomberg, January 25, 2012 – Novartis Will Pay $99 Million to Settle Overtime Lawsuit

January 25th, 2012

By David Voreacos and Bob Van Voris A unit of Roche Holding AG (ROG), is “confident that sales representatives should continue to be exempt from overtime,” Wyss said. High Court Case Workers settled before the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether drugmakers must pay overtime to as many as 90,000 sales representatives. The high court will […]

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Reuters, January 25, 2012 – Novartis to pay $99 mln in sales rep overtime case

January 25th, 2012

Jan 25 (Reuters) – Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp has agreed to pay $99 million to settle a lawsuit by current and former sales representatives who claimed they were denied overtime pay despite working more than 40 hours per week. The settlement resolves a 2006 lawsuit now covering more than 7,000 plaintiffs who have worked for the […]

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The Associated Press, January 25, 2012 – Novartis to pay $99 million to settle federal lawsuit over sales representatives’ overtime pay

January 25th, 2012

By Associated Press A U.S. division of Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG will pay $99 million to settle a class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for U.S. sales representatives. The nationwide case involves about 7,700 current and former sales representatives who claim the company owes them overtime for hours worked outside the normal business day, said David […]

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Wall Street Journal, January 25, 2012 – Novartis Settles U.S. Overtime Case

January 25th, 2012

By CHAD BRAY A Novartis AG U.S. subsidiary agreed to pay $99 million to settle long-running overtime litigation involving its sale representatives. A group of current and former sales representatives sued Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. in 2006, seeking overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours a week. A federal district judge in New […]

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Pharmalot, January 25, 2012 – Novartis Pays $99M To Settle Overtime Rep Suit

January 25th, 2012

By Ed Silverman More than a year after a federal appeals court ruled that Novartis sales reps are not exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and, therefore, should be paid overtime (back story), the drugmaker has agreed to a $99 million settlement, according to lawyers for the reps. The move is […]

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Business Insurance, January 25, 2012 – Novartis Agrees to $99M Settlement in Sales Rep Wage Dispute

January 25th, 2012

The $99 million settlement resolves the wage-and-hour claims brought in 2006, as well as additional wage-and-hour claims covering a more recent time period, according to the joint announcement by Novartis and Sanford Wittels. By Judy Greenwald Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. and plaintiffs law firm Sanford Wittels & Heisler L.L.P. have agreed to a $99 million settlement […]

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American Lawyer, January 25, 2012 – As Supreme Court Mulls Overtime for Pharma Sales Reps, Novartis Settles Class Action for $99 Million

January 25th, 2012

As appeared in American Lawyer By David Bario Later this year, if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in a case involving GlaxoSmithKline that pharmaceutical sales representatives are exempt from overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the high court could knock out class action wage-and-hour claims pending against a half-dozen major drug companies in […]

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2nd Circ Novartis Ruling Muddies Sales Rep OT Issue

July 9th, 2010

By Elaine Meyer Law360, New York (July 9, 2010, 5:58 PM EDT) — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s July 6 decision finding that drug industry representatives at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. were not exempt from the nation’s overtime laws muddies the legal landscape and leaves the contentious issue ripe for a definitive […]

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Novartis Sales Reps Win Lawsuit for Overtime Pay

July 7th, 2010

As it appeared in Inside Counsel Fair Labor Standards Act covers sales representatives By Chelsea Hennessy The 2nd Circuit ruled yesterday that Novartis AG’s sales representatives merit overtime and are covered by federal wage-and-hour laws under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Plaintiffs claimed they were underpaid because they were denied time-and-a-half for each hour […]

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