Sales Representatives of a medical device manufacturer, Zimmer Biomet, have reached a settlement that will resolve claims that their employer misclassified them as independent contractors. These claims ofmisclassification were brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and will be settled in the $7.4 million payout. More than 250 current and former sales representatives will benefit from this agreement.
This lawsuit, which was initiated back in July of 2018, alleged that due to the extensive control thatZimmer Biomet had over its sales representatives, they should have been classified as employees of the company instead of independent contractors. This would have allowed sales reps to have benefits such as ...Continue Reading →