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
Justice

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
contractors

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
Time

“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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Los Angeles Labor Law Firm Besieges Employers to Stop Denying Field Case Managers Overtime Pay – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

May 10, 2013
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“Employers notoriously misclassify Field Case Managers to avoid paying them overtime pay,” said Norman Blumenthal, founding partner of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik.  “Our firm zealously fights for the rights of misclassified employers to get their just and fair overtime pay!” Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik has filed lawsuits on behalf of field case managers against employers […]

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Le Pain Quotidien Bakery Faces Class Action Lawsuit For Misclassifying Managers – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

May 8, 2013
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Le Pain Quotidien is on top of the world.  A global restaurant group, the company has just opened new bakeries in Philadelphia and the D.C. area.  On the other side of the spectrum, the hugely popular bakery is facing a class action worker misclassification lawsuit filed by the Los Angeles employment law firm of Blumenthal […]

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Lawsuit: Avon Products Accused of Violating California Labor Laws – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

May 5, 2013
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The San Francisco employment lawyers at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik have filed a class action complaint against Avon Products.  According to the class action complaint filed on April 8, 2013, Avon Products, one of the country’s largest beauty product supplier, violated California wage and hour laws when it failed to pay its District Sales Managers […]

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Superior Court Denies Motion from Insurance Broker Keenan & Associates for Summary Judgment in OT Action – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

May 2, 2013
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A Los Angeles Superior Court has denied insurance broker Keenan & Associates’ motion for summary judgment in a class action overtime lawsuit.  According to the lawsuit, Gentile v. Keenan & Associates, filed by  the San Francisco employment law firm of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik, Keenan misclassified Claims Examiners as exempt vs. non-exempt from California overtime […]

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