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
Courthouse columns

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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Yes! Field Case Managers are Entitled to and Deserve Overtime Pay – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

June 19, 2013
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Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik has filed lawsuits against employers such as Coventry Health Care, Inc. and Holdings Inc d/b/a Genex Services, Inc. alleging that Field Case Managers were misclassified as administrative personnel exempt from California law and FLSA overtime pay.  As a result, companies that employ Field Case Managers failed to pay their managers overtime […]

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Current U.S. Supreme Court is Pro Business, Anti – Worker – Los Angeles Employment Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik Appears on CNN “Money for Lunch”

June 17, 2013
Courthouse columns

According to a recent Minnesota Law Review article, five of the top ten pro-business U.S. Supreme Court Justices in the last 65 years are currently serving on the high court: Justices Kennedy, Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, and Alito.  “In the eight years since Chief Justice Roberts joined the U.S. Supreme Court, corporations have been allowed to […]

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Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik Scores Key Tentative Ruling in Class Action Overtime Lawsuit For Claims Adjusters – Los Angeles Employment Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik Appears on CNN “Money for Lunch”

June 13, 2013
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Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik scored a key tentative ruling in a class action overtime lawsuit filed on behalf of claims adjusters and claims examiners.  The case, Associates, is currently pending in the Los Angeles Superior Court for the State of California, Case No. BC471005. According to the lawsuit, Anne Marie Gentile worked for Keenan & Associates […]

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Los Angeles Employment Law Firm Targets Financial Services Firms who Routinely Misclassify Property Appraisers To Avoid Overtime Pay – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

June 7, 2013
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J.P. Morgan Posts Record Profits – CNN Money American Express is Growing its Third Party Issued Cards – Forbes Goldman Sachs Revenue and Profits Beat Expectations – NY Times And while these prestigious and other financial services firms make millions and millions of dollars, their employees, such as property appraisers, are misclassified so these affluent […]

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Los Angeles Employment Law Firm Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik Uncovers Evidence that California Companies are Misclassifying Account Managers As Exempt Executive Employees – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

June 5, 2013
Overtime

To qualify as an exempt executive not covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the California Labor Law, the executive’s primary duty should be to manage a department or the company.  Additionally, the executive should direct the work of at least two other employees, have the power to or strongly recommend that that […]

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Le Pain Quotidien Allegedly Misclassifies Managers. Managers Stiffed for Overtime Pay – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

June 3, 2013
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Le Pain Quotidien has been caught allegedly misclassifying its Assistant Store Managers as exempt employees.  The result – hundreds of Assistant Store Managers may have been stiffed for overtime pay. According to the Class Action Complaint filed by the Los Angeles employment law firm Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik against one of Le Pain Quotidien’s local […]

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