Lawsuit: Avon Products Accused of Violating California Labor Laws – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

by Norman B. Blumenthal on May 5, 2013

networking_2The San Francisco employment lawyers at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik have filed a class action complaint against Avon Products.  According to the class action complaint filed on April 8, 2013, Avon Products, one of the country’s largest beauty product supplier, violated California wage and hour laws when it failed to pay its District Sales Managers overtime compensation.  The lawsuit was filed in the Santa Cruz County Superior Court and is entitled Cavalier Nelson, et al. vs. Avon Products, Inc. Case No. CV176669.

The class action complaint alleges that the Plaintiff, Cavalier Nelson, and other similarly situated District Sales Managers were required to spend most of their work day engaging in such non exempt promotional work such as recruiting individuals to be independent contractor sales representatives of Avon Products.  While promotional work that is incidental to, or done in conjunction with, an employee’s outside sales work can constitute exempt sales work, when the promotional work is done in advance of sales made by someone else other then the District Sales Managers it is non exempt work.   Because the District Sales Managers’ promotional work was done in advance of sales, they should have been classified as non-exempt employees entitled to overtime wages and other related benefits.

For more information about overtime laws and workplace rights with respect to sales representatives, contact  Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik at 800-537-5738.  Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik is an experienced 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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