Think You Deserve Overtime but Aren’t Getting It?

November 28, 2013
employment attorney Los Angeles California

Last month was the end of a long and painful class action lawsuit for smart phone runner-up Verizon with a $7.7 million settlement. The company was accused of failing to pay overtime and bonuses, in violation of California state wage laws and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). All too often we hear of […]

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Calling All RSA’s, Detailers & Merchandisers: Your Employer Could Be Ripping You Off

November 20, 2013
RSA Stocking Goods

There are a large number of workers in our society who are relied upon to deliver & stock major brand-name goods. Unconventional schedules and work hours often lead to missed lunch or rest breaks, and a failure to be properly compensated for overtime work. Sound familiar? For private sector jobs in the state of California, all […]

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Diebold Slammed with a Class Action After Supposedly Preventing Field Technicians from Collecting Overtime Pay

October 23, 2013
Diebold class action law suit

For those who don’t know, Diebold is a world leader in self-service and security for companies around the world.  Their main products include walk-up and drive-up ATM & pharmacy terminals, electronic security, and maintenance. Select employees, called Customer Service Engineers (“CSEs”), are responsible for responding to these maintenance issues, installing new products, and generally providing […]

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Warehouse Workers for Amazon Allegedly Forced into Unpaid Security Checks

October 7, 2013
Amazon Security Checks mean Unpaid Wages

Thousands of Amazon employees working in California fulfillment centers could be eligible to file a claim for unpaid wages. The Federal Appeals Panel of the Ninth Circuit made a decision to keep time waiting in security lines off the clock. Although a similar claim was tossed in Nevada in 2011, the California employment attorneys at […]

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Wells Fargo Allegedly Denying Their Account Executives Overtime Pay

September 23, 2013
Overtime pay

The attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action lawsuit on July 12th against Wells Fargo Bank for allegedly failing to pay their employees overtime pay. According to the California Labor Code, businesses are required to pay all non-exempt employees overtime wages for time worked in excess of eight hours in a workday […]

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Apple for Mandatory Bag Checks

September 18, 2013
Apple hit with class action lawsuit for unpaid wages

A class action lawsuit was filed against Apple on July 25, 2013, which claims the tech giant required employees to have their bags checked before leaving the store at any time. Although the checks are understandable due to the demand and price of coveted Apple products, the company failed to pay employees for the lost […]

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Avantair Fighting to Stop a Class Action as it Slips into Bankruptcy

September 12, 2013
Worker receiving unfair termination

The Florida-based private plane company was hit with yet another class action lawsuit for failing to pay for hours worked or properly terminating employees. However, the suit was filed only weeks before Avantair filed for involuntary bankruptcy, making a fair settlement unlikely. A representative of the company says that although Avantair set up an insurance […]

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CA Companies Failing to Reimburse employees for Business Expenses; a Trend on the Rise

September 9, 2013
Employee in Labor Class Action

According to Section 2802 of the California Labor Code, employers are obligated to reimburse their employees for all applicable “expenditures or losses incurred… in direct consequence… of his or her obedience to the directions of the employer.” This includes but is not limited to the following examples: Fuel, mileage & other expenses for required travel […]

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9th Circuit Court of Appeals Holds a State Law Opt-Out Class Claim Can Proceed Simultaneously with FLSA Opt-in Claim – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

September 5, 2013

Linda Heyen was an assistant store manager at Safeway.  Classified as exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and California Labor Laws coverage, Heyen sued Safeway alleging the work she performed did not qualify as exempt tasks.  The trial court held that Safeway did improperly classify Heyen.  Safeway appealed, and the Court of Appeals affirmed […]

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California Labor Commission’s 2013 Report Targets Employer Labor Law Violations – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

September 3, 2013

In its 2013 State of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement report, the California Labor Commissioner identified the Labor Divisions’ enforcement activity for 2011 and 2012.  Highlights included: Over $3 million in unpaid minimum wages were assessed in 2012.  This is a 462% increase over the 2010 assessments. More than $13 million in unpaid overtime […]

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