Account Managers File Class Action Against Cogent Communications For Alleged Failure To Pay Overtime – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

by Norman B. Blumenthal on March 5, 2013

OvertimeThe San Francisco labor lawyers of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik has filed a class action on behalf of Christopher Valverde and other similarly situated current and former Account Managers, against Cogent Communications, Inc. (Cogent) for failing to pay them and other Account Managers overtime wages.  The lawsuit, Valverde v. Cogent Communications, Inc., Case No. 113CV239322, is currently pending in the Santa Clara County Superior Court for the State of California.

According to the lawsuit, Cogent misclassified its Account Managers as managers in order to avoid paying overtime pay.  Specifically, Account Managers who worked for Cogent were managers in name only.  Thus, any hours the Account Managers worked in excess of 40 hours per week or 8 hours per day is payable at one and a half times their regular hourly pay rate.

Norman Blumenthal, the founding partner of the firm representing the Account Managers, stated, “a common example of misclassification involves an employee who is a salaried manager with few management duties. Employers do this in order to avoid payment of overtime. Another example is a worker classified as an independent contractor, but most aspects of their employment are controlled by the employer in some way."

If you are an Account Manager/Executive working for any company and are not being paid overtime, call an experienced Los Angeles labor attorney today at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik at (310) 981-3918.  Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik is a California employment law firm with offices located in San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The firm dedicates its practice to contingency fee employment law work for issues involving misclassification as a salaried worker exempt from overtime, failure to pay vacation wages, misclassification as an independent contractor, off-the-clock work, wrongful termination, discrimination and other California labor laws.

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