PHILADELPHIA – A pharmaceutical firm’s former director of business development claims she did not receive wages and other bonuses due her under the terms of her employment agreement, subsequent to her departure from the company.
Deborah Logoyda of Bethlehem filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Sept. 7 versus Elwyn RX, Inc. (doing business as “Elwyn Pharmacy Group”), K&K RX Services, LP (doing business as “Elwyn Specialty Care” and “Elwyn Pharmacy”), CMC Pharmacy, LLC (doing business as “Med Center Specialty Pharmacy”) and GRM Pharmacy, LLC (doing business as “Glen Rock Medical Pharmacy”), all of Garnet Valley.
On Feb. 12, 2014, Logoyda was hired by the defendants as their Director of Business Development – Hepatitis C/Fertility Specialist, and maintained a territory of Philadelphia, Bucks County, Montgomery Count, Delaware County, Chester County, Lancaster County and the Lehigh Valley. Logoyda received a number of benefits in addition to her base salary and was eligible for and participated in the Bonus Plan offered by the defendant, the suit says.
Per the Bonus Plan, the plaintiff was to receive the compensation of $100 per referral for Hepatitis C; $100 per referral for Xifaxan for HE; $150 per referral for UC, Crohn’s Disease, Derm, RA and HIV and $200 per referral for Oncology. Additionally, Logoyda participated in the Profitability Bonus Plan, which guaranteed her an extra 2 percent of the program’s net profitability inside of a year, after expenses. the suit says.
On Jan. 17, Logoyda left her employment with the defendants. During her time working for the defendants, the plaintiff says they received substantial new revenue in excess of sales projections, and the plaintiff earned a track record of success in handling multi-faceted initiatives and achieving above-targeted sales results.
However, Logoyda says the defendants never paid her at the aforementioned rates provided for in her employment agreement.
For counts of breach of contract and violation of the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law, the plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 including but not limited to: wages, commissions based upon a Bonus Plan established by the defendants, a Profitability Bonus Plan established by the defendants, together with other benefits and compensation including but not limited to paid time off (“PTO”), holiday pay, vacation time, sick leave, personal time, out-of-pocket employee expenses, automobile allowance, cellular telephone allowance, healthcare benefit, disability benefits, and retirement benefits which remains unpaid; along with, 10 percent of the claim found to be justly due in according 43 P.S. Section 260.9a; 25 percent of the total amount of wages due as liquidated damages in accordance with 43 P.S. Section 260.10; interest, costs, attorney’s fees, plus such other and further relief as the Court may deem just and appropriate.
The plaintiff is represented by Alan B. Kane in Warminster.
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170900414
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