Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik’s Founding Partner, Norman Blumenthal, Discusses The California Supreme Court’s Obligation To Narrowly Construe All Exemptions To California’s Labor Laws – Los Angeles Employment Law Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

July 19, 2013
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In an article published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, Los Angeles employment lawyer Norman Blumenthal discussed the California Supreme Court’s obligation to narrowly construe all exemptions to California’s Labor Laws.  According to the Mr. Blumenthal’s article, “California’s Department of Labor, due to budgetary constraints, does not have the resources […]

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Employment Lawyers As Court of Appeals to Reverse Lower Court Decision Dismissing State Law Claims for Overtime Pay – Los Angeles Employment Law Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

July 17, 2013
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“On June 19, 2013, a judge on the United States District Court for The Central District of California summarily dismissed the claims of two worker’s compensation claims adjusters for overtime wages for hours worked under California law without being giving their right to a jury trial,” noted Norman Blumenthal of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik, a […]

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New Documents Filed by Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik Alleging MGM Defrauded Investors Out of Millions – Los Angeles Employment Law Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

July 15, 2013
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Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik and Gerard & Associates have filed an emergency motion alleging that MGM Resorts International defrauded its investors.  KJH & RDA Investor Group, LLC v. Turnberry/MGM Grand Towers, LLC, Case No. A547024.  According to the motion filed in the Nevada Supreme Court, MGM used a sales force to lure investors to purchase […]

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Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik Lawyers Ask Judge To Reconsider Order Dismissing PAGA Claims In Light of Brown Decision – Los Angeles Employment Law Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

July 11, 2013

Things don’t always go better for Coke. Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik, a Los Angeles employment law firm, has asked a judge to reconsider his order dismissing its PAGA complaint in light of the Brown decision.  In 2012, Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action against Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Los Angeles.  The complaint alleged […]

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San Diego Law Firm Files Unpaid Overtime Class Action Lawsuit Against Five Guys Burgers on Behalf of Restaurant’s Assistant Managers – San Diego Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

July 9, 2013
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The San Diego law firm of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Assistant Managers working for Five Guys Burgers.  According to the class action Complaint, the family-started burgers and fries restaurant allegedly pay their Assistant Managers a fixed salary regardless of how many hours a manager worked.  Further, […]

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Employment Attorney Norman Blumenthal: “It is Felony Stupid for Workers to not Vote their Pocketbooks in Elections” – Los Angeles Employment Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik Appears on CNN “Money for Lunch”

July 5, 2013
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By a vote of 223-204, the House of Representatives recently passed a bill to change how workers are paid overtime pay.  Under The Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013, workers could work an extra 160 hours per year but not get paid.  Essentially, the workers would make an interest free loan to the company and […]

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Cogent Communications Faces Lawsuit For Alleged Failure To Pay Overtime Pay to Account Managers – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

July 3, 2013
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Cogent Communications continues to face a lawsuit for allegedly failing to pay overtime to its account managers.  The class action lawsuit, Valverde v. Cogent Communications, Inc., Case No. 113CV239322, was filed by Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik, a San Francisco law firm and is currently pending in the Santa Clara County Superior Court for the State […]

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U.S. District Court Rules Fox Violated Minimum Wage and Overtime Laws by Not Paying “Black Swan” Interns – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

July 1, 2013
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Every year, every semester, up to 1 million students take unpaid internships to get a foot in the door.  With the recent recession, the path of internship has also become a route for downsized and older workers to jump start stagnant careers.  Sadly, interns are often not paid or paid wages below the minimum wage.  […]

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IRS Increases Worker Classifications Cases Referred By States – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

June 27, 2013
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Using a memoranda of understanding, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and 37 states have agreed to 1) exchange audit reports; 2) exchange audit plans; 3) where appropriate participate in side-by-side examinations; 4) receive information; and 5) participate in reciprocal sharing of information.  In 2009, the IRS launched the Employment Tax National Research Project.  Since then […]

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Review of U.S. Supreme Court Justices Shows 5 of the Top 10 Pro-Business Justices are Currently Sitting on the High Court – Los Angeles Employment Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik Appears on CNN “Money for Lunch”

June 25, 2013
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According to a recent Minnesota Law Review article, “How Business Fares in the Supreme Court,” five of the top ten pro-business justices are currently sitting on the high court!  Justice Roberts and Alito are #1 and #2.  Justice Thomas and Kennedy are #4 and #5, and Justice Scalia is #10. “In the eight years since […]

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Lowe’s, the Second Largest Home Improvement Chain, Sued for not Paying Overtime to Assistant Store Managers and Former Zone Managers – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

June 21, 2013
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Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik has filed a class action labor lawsuit against Lowe’s, the second largest home improvement chain in North America.  According to the Complaint, Lowe’s wrongfully classified their Zone Managers and Assistant Store Managers as exempt from overtime.  The result is Lowe’s failed to pay overtime due to these employees. Valle, et al. […]

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