November 7, 2018 / 10:46 PM / 10 months ago

Sales reps can pursue overtime lawsuit against Zimmer Biomet - ruling

Medical device maker Zimmer Biomet must face a lawsuit accusing it of denying overtime pay to sales representatives across the country by misclassifying them as independent contractors, a federal judge in San Francisco ruled.

In a decision on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge William Alsup rejected Indiana-based Zimmer Biomet’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit, saying the sales representatives offered enough details to support claims that they usually worked 50 to 60 hours a week without overtime pay, as required by federal and state labor laws.

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