Is A Pharma Sales Rep A Salesman? Supreme Court To Make Final Call
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
Court to decide whether sales reps qualify for overtime pay in case involving former GlaxoSmithKline reps; it is the third pharma case this term.
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