May 2012

Global Pharmaceutical Company Affirms FLSA Collective Action Decision on Appeal

Eli Lilly and Company defended a nationwide Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action in which plaintiffs claimed they were denied overtime compensation. Faegre Baker Daniels served as lead counsel in Schaefer-LaRose v. Eli Lilly & Co.

The Seventh Circuit affirmed the district court's ruling that the duties and responsibilities of the named plaintiff fell within the administrative exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act and rejected plaintiff's claim that, as a pharmaceutical sales representative, she exercised no meaningful discretion.

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