* California labour law firm files class-action lawsuit
* Claims Novo Nordisk failed to pay for overtime
COPENHAGEN, July 26 A Californian labour law
firm has filed a suit against Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk
(NOVOb.CO) alleging it failed to pay drug sales representatives
for overtime as required by state law.
Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik said in a July 25
statement that it filed the lawsuit in Sacramento Superior
It did not say how many employees or how much money was
involved in the Brown v. Novo Nordisk suit.
"According to the wage and hour class-action complaint filed
against the drug company, Novo Nordisk violated California
overtime laws by failing to pay pharmaceutical sales
representatives for overtime hours worked," the law firm said.
Novo Nordisk's spokesman said he had no immediate comment.
"The drug sales rep overtime class action suit is one of
many that has been recently filed against pharmaceutical
companies," the law firm said.
It said it was also representing drug salesmen in overtime
class-action suits against Merck and Merck's
(Editing by Will Waterman)