AJ Bhowmik

AJ BHOWMIK BACKGROUND INFORMATION

A.J. was born in Northridge, California on February 20, 1980. He received his B.A. in Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts from the University of California at San Diego in 2002 and then proceeded to the University of San Diego School of Law, earning his J.D. in 2006. While in Law School, A.J. was awarded a scholarship from the Warren Family Endowment, was a member of the International Law Journal, and also received the Outstanding Oral Advocacy Award in his first year lawyering skills class. He was admitted to the California State Bar in January of 2007.

A.J. says: “I’ve always been grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to help others and pursue just causes. As a teenager, I was active in the Boy Scouts of America. In pursuing my goal of achieving the Eagle Scout rank, I was blessed with many chances to work for the common good.

Our Attorneys Fight for Employee Unpaid Sales Commissions

One major problem in California is that commissioned sales employees are not paid for all of the commissions that they earn. The pattern of violations usually transpires in a similar fashion: the commissioned employees do everything that they need to do in order to get the commission but they leave the company before they are paid the commission. Despite the fact that the employees completed all of the necessary work to receive the commission, the employer refuses to pay them the commission.  If this pattern of conduct sounds familiar, contact an experienced employment law attorney at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmiktoday. We help employees in the Southern District of California as well as the Northern District of California recover unpaid commissions.

Wrongful Termination and Unpaid Wage Claims for Medical and Science Sales Reps

There are two sales exemptions that employers in California use to avoid paying employees overtime wages: (1) The Inside Sales Exemption and (2) The Outside Sales Exemption. Before those different exemption tests are met, there are two initial inquiries. First, is the employee involved principally in selling a product or service, which does not include making the product or rendering the service? The second inquiry is whether the amount of their compensation is a percent of the price of the product or service? If the answer to either one of these questions is no, contact an experience San Diego employment law attorney at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik today for a free consultation.

Pharmaceutial Sales Reps Cheated Out of Overtime Pay? Call 877-852-3912 for Advice

Pharmaceutical Sales Reps that promote prescription brand name drugs usually satisfy the first requirement of this exemption in that they are “outside” at doctors offices and pharmacies. However, because they are not actually making the sales but instead trying to get a doctor to make a non-binding promise to prescribe certain prescription drugs, they may not qualify for the exemption. If you are a prescription drug salesperson and get paid the same amount of money every week even when you work more than 40 hours, contact Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik for a free consultation.

Denied Unemployment? California Unemployment Compensation Appeals Attorneys

Have you been fired and denied unemployment? Our firm has successfully helped employees fill out their applications for unemployment insurance. In addition, if you lost the initial decision, we can prepare you for an appeal. There is nothing worse than getting fired and denied unemployment all at the same time. Email me or contact our employment law offices in the San Francisco Bay Area at 877-852-3912 to further learn about how we can help you successfully get unemployment.

Retaliation against Computer Professionals

Employers are not legally allowed to retaliate against employees for certain activities such as standing up for their rights, communicating concerns of health and safety, or filing a claim for workers’ compensation. In addition, employers are not allowed to retaliate against employees for seeking relief from illegal conduct such as unpaid overtime wages. Contact our employment law offices in Southern California for a free consultation about your employment law rights today.

Retaliation Victim?  Our Employment Law Lawyers Protect Whisteblowers

Employers in California are not allowed to retaliate against employees for disclosing suspicious activity when the employee has reasonable cause to believe that the activity is illegal or unsafe.  If you engaged in any activity that you thought was necessary to prevent illegal activity or unsafe conditions and as a result your employer demoted or fired you, contact our firm now to discuss whether you have a lawsuit.

Many employees are victims of illegal conduct in the workplace, but hesitate to take action because they fear that they will lose their job. Retaliation is illegal. We have a long history of fighting employees who have been retaliated against for talking to attorneys, which is why so many employees feel comfortable working with us.

 Labor Commissioner Hearings

If you have a hearing with the labor commissioner for wage and hour issues, don’t be surprised to find out that your current or former employer has retained counsel. We have the resources and experience to help you beat your current or former employer in these types of hearings.

Call 877-852-3912 For a Free Employment Law Consultation

At Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik, our employment law attorneys are prepared to help you recover damages for wrongful termination claims in San Diegoharassment law violations in San Francisco and discrimination in San Jose. and illegal wage and hour pay practices. We effectively represent workers throughout the entire state of California when it comes to protecting employees from illegal employment law violations.

  • Laboratory Technicians, Managers and Research Assistant
  • Computer Programmers and Code Writers
  • Network Systems Engineers, Analysts, Administrators and Technicians
  • Software Designers and Programmers
  • Customer Support Specialists and Help-Desk Troubleshooters
  • IS Business Analysts and Specialists
  • Web Administrators, Content Writers, Report Developers
  • Troubleshooters, Installers and Testers
  • IS/IT Maintenance and Repairs

Areas of Practice

  • Employment & Labor Law - Employees
  • Overtime
  • Unemployment Insurance Appeals
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful Termination

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2007

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 2006
    • Honors: Scholarship from the Warren Family Endowment,
    • Honors: Member, Outstanding Oral Advocacy Award
    • Law Review: International Law Journal, Member
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  • University of California, San Diego , California
    • B.A. - 2002
    • Major: Interdisciplinary Computing
    • Major: Arts

Published Works

  • In Re Bank of America Wage and Hour Employment Litigation, 2010 WL 4180530 (D.Kan. 2010); Kennedy v. Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc., 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 248 (9th Cir. 2010); In Re Bank of America Wage and Hour Employment Litigation, 2010 WL 3833034 (D.Kan. 2010); Keshishzadeh v. Gallagher, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46805 (S.D. Cal. 2010); Steroid Hormone Product Cases, 181 Cal. App. 4th 145 (2010); Weltman v. Ortho Mattress, Inc., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20521 (S.D. Cal. 2010); Weston v. FedEx Office & Print Servs., 707 F. Supp. 2d 1074 (S.D. Cal. 2010); Sussex v. Turnberry/MGM Grand Towers, LLC, 2010 WL 3171121 (D. Nev. 2010); Reynolds v. Philip Morris USA, Inc., 332 Fed.Appx. 397 (2009); Owen v. Macy’s, Inc., 175 Cal. App. 4th 462 (2009); Sussex v. Turnberry/MGM Grand Towers, LLC, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29503 (D. Nev. 2009); Picus v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 256 F.R.D. 651 (D. Nev. 2009); Tull v. Stewart Title of Cal., Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14171 (S.D. Cal. 2009); McPhail v. First Command Fin. Planning, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26544 (S.D. Cal. 2009); Barcia v. Contain-A-Way, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17118 (S.D. Cal. 2009); Wise v. Cubic Def. Applications, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11225 (S.D. Cal. 2009); Gabisan v. Pelican Prods., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1391 (S.D. Cal. 2009); YOSHI v. FEDEX, 2009 U.S. Dist. Ct. Pleadings 812138 (S.D. Cal. Nov. 5, 2009); La Jolla Friends of the Seals v. Nat’l Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin. 630 F. Supp. 2d 1222 (S.D. Cal. 2009); In re Pet Food Prods. Liab. Litig., MDL Docket No. 1850 (All Cases), 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94603 (D.N.J. 2008); Silvas v. E*Trade Mortg. Corp., 514 F.3d 1001 (9th Cir. 2008); REYNOLDS v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., 2008 U.S. 9th Cir. Briefs 55114 (9th Cir. May 21, 2008); Bova v. Washington Mut. Bank 2008 WL 4791833 (S.D. Cal 2008); Delmare v. Sungard Higher Educ., Inc. 2008 WL 2227531 S.D.Cal. (2008); Gruender v. First American Title Co., 2008 WL 2936823 (Cal. Superior 2008); La Jolla Friends of the Seals v. Nat’l Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin. Nat’l Marine Fisheries Serv., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 102380 (S.D. Cal. 2008); Louie v. Kaiser Found. Health Plan, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 78314 (S.D. Cal. 2008); Weltman v. Ortho Mattress, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 60344 (S.D. Cal. 2008); Barcia v. Contain-A-Way, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27365 (S.D. Cal. 2008); Puentes v. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc., 160 Cal. App. 4th 638 (2008); McPhail v. First Command Fin. Planning, Inc., 251 F.R.D. 514 (S.D. Cal. 2008); Kennedy v. Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38889 (S.D. Cal. 2008); Schiff Food Products Co. v. Perez 2007 WL 4510156 (Cal.App. 4 Dist. 2007); In re Tobacco Cases II, 41 Cal. 4th 1257 (2007); PCO, Inc. v. Christensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro, LLP, 150 Cal. App. 4th 384 (2007); Hall v. County of Los Angeles, 148 Cal. App. 4th 318 (2007); Kennedy v. Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57766 (S.D. Cal. 2007); McPhail v. First Command Fin. Planning, Inc., 247 F.R.D. 598 (S.D. Cal. 2007); Reynov v. ADP Claims Servs. Group, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94332 (N.D. Cal. 2006); Rocker v. KPMG LLP, 122 Nev. 1185 (2006); Silvas v. E*Trade Mortg. Corp., 421 F. Supp. 2d 1315 (S.D. Cal. 2006); Meco v. Novaspes, Inc., 2006 WL 93245 (Cal.App. 2 Dist. 2006); Connel vs. Sun Microsystems, Inc. 2006 WL 4088315 (2006); Curry v. CTB McGraw-Hill, LLC, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5920; 97 A.F.T.R.2d (RIA) 1888; 37 Employee Benefits Cas. (BNA) 2390 (N.D. Cal. 2006); Coshow v. City of Escondido, 132 Cal. App. 4th 687 (2005); In re Tobacco Cases II, 20 Cal.Rptr.3d 693 (Cal.App. 4 Dist. 2004); Taiheiyo Cement Corp. v. Superior Court, 117 Cal. App. 4th 380 (2004); Rezec v. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc., 116 Cal. App. 4th 135 (2004); Briseno v. American Sav. Bank, 2004 WL 5561659 (Cal.Superior 2004); Taiheiyo Cement Corp. v. Superior Court, 105 Cal.App. 4th 398 (2003); Gibson v. World Savings & Loan Asso., 103 Cal. App. 4th 1291 (2003); Delaney v. Warner-Lambert Co., 2003 WL 1548691 (Cal.App. 2 Dist. 2003); Olszewski v. Scripps Health, 30 Cal. 4th 798 (2003); In re Vesta Ins. Group Securities Litigation 2002 WL 34248002 (N.D. Ala. 2002); Gibson v. World Savings & Loan Assn., 128 Cal.Rptr.2d 19 (Cal. App. 4th 2002); McMeans v. Scripps Health, Inc., 100 Cal. App. 4th 507 (2002); Jordan v. Department of Motor Vehicles, 100 Cal. App. 4th 431 (2002); Badillo v. Am. Tobacco Co., 202 F.R.D. 261 (D. Nev. 2001); Washington Mutual Bank v. Superior Court, 24 Cal. 4th 906 (2001); Ramos v. Countrywide Home Loans, 82 Cal.App. 4th 615 (2000); Tevssier v. City of San Diego, 81 Cal.App. 4th 685 (2000); Washington Mutual Bank v. Superior Court, 70 Cal. App. 4th 299 (1999); Jordan v. Department of Motor Vehicles, 75 Cal. App. 4th 445 (1999); Norwest Mortgage, Inc. v. Superior Court, 72 Cal.App.4th 214 (1999); Kensington Capital Mgal. v. Oakley, Inc., 1999 U.S. Dist LEXIS 385; Fed. Sec. L. Rep. (CCH) P90, 411 (1999 C.D. Cal.); Lister v. Oakley, Inc., 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 384; Fed. Sec. L. Rep. (CCH) P90, 409 (C.D Cal. 1999); Hildago v. Diversified Transp. Sya, 1998 U.S. App. LEXIS 3207 (9th Cir. 1998); Daniels v. Philip Morris, 18 F.Supp 2d 1110, 1998 WL 564708 (S.D. Cal.1998)., 2010

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