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Varnum Wins for Global Company in FLSA OT Dispute

August 11, 2023

In a decisive win for multinational pharmaceutical company Perrigo, an employee who filed a complaint alleging a Fair Labor Standards Act claim involving miscalculation of overtime payment dropped the complaint in a joint stipulation filed July 27 in federal court. There was no settlement.

The complaint, filed in December 2022, alleged that the company hadn’t properly calculated overtime, claiming a quarterly bonus and a shift premium for working second or third shift were not factored into overtime payments. Varnum was able to demonstrate that under U.S. Department of Labor regulations, Perrigo did in fact properly calculate overtime, resulting in the plaintiff dropping the complaint. Had the claim been successful, it had the potential to be replicated by thousands of employees across the country in a collective action lawsuit.

Varnum attorneys Perrin Rynders, Beth Skaggs and Ashleigh Draft represented Perrigo in the matter.

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