$99 Million Settlement Approved for Novartis Sales Representatives Nationwide Overtime pay lawsuit

Tennessee employees and employees all across the United States put in long hours to support their loved ones. Unfortunately, many businesses and companies fail to pay their employees the overtime pay they are entitled to by law for hours they may work over forty in one work week. If you or someone you work with feels that you have put in the overtime hours but have not been properly pay for this overtime, then you should talk to a Tennessee employment overtime pay lawyer right away. They will work with you and make sure you receive the overtime pay you deserve for your hard work.

In this case, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation sales representatives in 2006 claim that they were denied overtime pay which is a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. This case involves multiple nationwide lawsuits covering five subclasses of Novartis sales representatives. Now a federal district court has given preliminary approval for a $99 million settlement for the sales representatives. This possible settlement for a class action overtime lawsuit against Novartis could possibly benefit over seven thousand current and former sales employees and representatives for both sides.
This possible settlement would include a Fair Labor Standards Act subclass of employees working as Novartis sales representatives for at least one day from January 25, 2009 to January 25, 2012 in some states and also a catch all subclass of sales representatives that worked in specific states for different periods of time beginning in 2005 and who are not part of the previously mentioned subclasses.
The court will approve a notice which will be sent to former and current Novartis sales representatives who are possible class members involved in the settlement and hold a fairness hearing on May 31st.

Cases just like this one occur all too frequently to employees all over the country and right here to Tennessee employees as well. If you or someone you know feels that you have worked overtime hours but have not received your overtime pay, we strongly encourage you to contact one of our experienced and caring Tennessee labor attorneys immediately. We care about our clients and will work with you to see that you receive the overtime compensation you are entitled to by law.

Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.

Author Bio

Jim Higgins, founder of the Higgins Firm, is a seasoned personal injury attorney with deep roots in Nashville, Tennessee. A 4th generation Nashvillian, Jim carries on the legal legacy of his father, a judge for over 30 years. After graduating from the University of Memphis School of Law, Jim’s career began on the other side of the courtroom, defending insurance companies and learning their tactics for minimizing settlements. However, he soon realized his true calling was fighting for the rights of the injured, and for the past several years, he has exclusively represented plaintiffs in personal injury cases.

Since then, his dedication and skill have earned him membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization limited to attorneys who have secured million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for their clients. Licensed to practice in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia, Jim focuses on personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, and workers’ compensation cases. His exceptional work has been recognized by his peers, earning him a spot on the Super Lawyers list from 2021 to 2024, a distinction awarded to only a select group of accomplished attorneys in each state.

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