Le Pain Quotidien Bakery Faces Class Action Lawsuit For Misclassifying Managers – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

by Norman B. Blumenthal on May 8, 2013

CoffeeDonutLe Pain Quotidien is on top of the world.  A global restaurant group, the company has just opened new bakeries in Philadelphia and the D.C. area.  On the other side of the spectrum, the hugely popular bakery is facing a class action worker misclassification lawsuit filed by the Los Angeles employment law firm of Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik.

According to the Class Action Complaint, PQ Operations, Inc., a part of the Le Pain Quotidien global restaurant group, misclassified its Assistant Managers as supervisory exempt from overtime pay when in reality Le Pain Quotidien’s Assistant Managers spent most of their work hours performing non-supervisory and non-exempt work tasks, such as providing service to the bakery's customers.  The class action complaint, Harvey, et al. vs. PQ Operations, Inc., Case No. BC497964 is currently pending in the Los Angeles County Superior Court for the State of California.

Le Pain Quotidien has bakery locations in over 20 countries, including the U.S., Spain, Mexico, and Japan.

If you are an Assistant Manager 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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