Local Bakery Chain, Le Pain Quotidien, Faces Class Action Lawsuit For Alleged Misclassification of Managers – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

by Norman B. Blumenthal on April 12, 2013

CoffeeDonutThe Los Angeles employment law firm Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik has filed a class action worker misclassification lawsuit against the local bakery chain of a global restaurant group.  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.  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’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.

Managing partner, Norman B. Blumenthal, noted “Companies who misclassify managers fail to pay their share of unemployment taxes and other state and federal taxes.”

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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