Nurses, Computer Technicians, and Dieticians – Know Your Rights in the Workplace – Los Angeles Employment Attorney Norman Blumenthal of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik Appears on CNN “Money for Lunch”

by Norman B. Blumenthal on January 11, 2013

  Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and California labor law, exempt workers are not paid overtime.  Nonexempt workers are paid overtime.  Three professions that are often misclassified as exempt so employers can avoid paying overtime are nurses, computer technicians, and dieticians.

Computer technicians are today’s glorified TV technicians who primarily perform nonadministrative tasks.  With the shortage of doctors, many medical facilities use nurses to perform certain tasks that otherwise would be performed by doctors.  Dieticians are often in similar situations.  Both nurses and dieticians are then classified as professionals exempt from overtime pay.

All three of these types of workers, nurses, dieticians, and computer technicians, in actuality are hourly employees who generally work more than 40 hours a week or 8 hours a day, often for five, six, or seven work days straight.   Workers in any of these professions who are not being paid overtime pay have a claim and should call their State’s Labor Office immediately.  If a group of workers have a claim, call an employment attorney to determine if a class action lawsuit is feasible.

Listen to the entire interview here.   Norman Blumenthal media 12-19-12

Money for Lunch, which airs on CNN radio in Houston, features influential people from the business and nonprofit world.

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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