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
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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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Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Holds With Adequate Notice a State Employment Claim May Proceed Simultaneously with a FLSA Claim – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

May 30, 2013
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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has followed several other Circuits in holding that the opt-in requirement of a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not mandate dismissal of a state law opt-out class action.  Busk v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. Plaintiffs Busk and Castro were hourly employees of Integrity Staffing […]

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Restaurants Hit with Lawsuits for Allegedly Misclassifying Managers and Assistant Managers as Exempt Employees from Overtime Pay – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

May 28, 2013
Overtime

Over the last several years, many restaurant chains have been hit with lawsuits for allegedly misclassifying managers and assistant managers as exempt employees, essentially denying them overtime pay.  According to the restaurant chains, managers and assistant managers are exempt employees because they are executives. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, a manager or assistant manager […]

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California District Court Finds Employment Agreement Provision to Shorten Time to Bring FLSA and California Labor Law Claim was Unconscionable – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

May 24, 2013
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The U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California has granted a plaintiff partial summary judgment after finding that the provision in the employment agreement which shortened the time the plaintiff could bring an employment claim under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and California Labor Law Claim was unconscionable. The plaintiff was employed […]

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US Labor Department sues Salt Lake City Companies for Overtime Back Wages to – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

May 22, 2013
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The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division has filed a lawsuit against several Salt Lake City companies – Universal Contracting LLC, CSG Workforce Partners LLC, Decorative Enterprises LLC, Mountain Builders Inc., Cory Atkinson, Tracy Burnham and Ryan Pace – for willful violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime and record-keeping provisions. […]

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San Francisco and Los Angeles Labor Law Firm Zealously Pursues Unpaid Overtime for Lowe’s Assistant Store Managers and Former Zone Managers – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

May 20, 2013
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The California labor law firm, Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik, has filed a class action labor lawsuit against Lowe’s alleging that the home improvement giant intentionally misclassified their Zone Managers and Assistant Store Managers as exempt from overtime and therefore not eligible for overtime pay.  Valle, et al. vs. Lowe’s HIW, Inc., Case No. CV-11-1489.  According […]

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Property Appraisers at Financial Services Firms are Routinely Misclassified To Avoid Overtime Pay – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

May 16, 2013
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Every day thousands of Property Appraisers go to work for such prestigious financial services firms as JP Morgan, American Express, and Goldman Sachs.  And every day, many of these financial services firms misclassify Property Appraisers as administrators so they do not have to pay them overtime. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a worker, […]

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Account Managers Not Always Exempt Executive Employees Under FLSA or California Labor Law – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

May 14, 2013
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“Account managers are often misclassified as employees exempt from the overtime pay rules required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the California Labor Law.  This is wrong.  It hurts the employee and it severely damages the economy,” said Norman Blumenthal, the founding partner of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik a California labor firm.  “Under […]

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