Lowe’s Assistant Store Managers and Former Zone Managers Continue to Pursue Unpaid Overtime – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

April 10, 2013
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Lowe’s assistant store managers and former zone managers are seeing red, and hoping to see green.  According to the class action labor lawsuit filed by California labor law firm Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik against the home improvement giant, Lowe’s misclassified their Zone Managers and Assistant Store Managers as exempt from overtime and therefore failed to […]

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Employers Routinely Misclassify Case Managers to Avoid Paying Overtime – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

April 8, 2013
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  Jane Doe, a case manager, has worked more than 11 years for a California medical management company, and her duties consist mainly of compiling hospital reviews daily.  Though she does not perform supervisory work, is paid an hourly wage, and routinely works 10 to 12 hours a day, her employer classifies her job as […]

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3 Ways Employers Stiff Employees from Overtime Pay Allowed Under the FLSA – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

April 5, 2013
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Since the Fair Labor Standard’s Act (FLSA) began protecting overtime pay, employers have increased their efforts to screw employees from pay owed.  Under the FLSA, an employee is entitled to overtime pay when he or she works more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours in a work week.  Overtime pay is calculated at […]

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Another California Court Holds Arbitration Clause in Employment Agreement is Unconscionable – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

March 29, 2013
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Another California court has held that the arbitration clause in an employment agreement is unconscionable.  Compton v. Superior Court.  Therefore, the Second Appellate District of the Court of Appeal of the State of California held arbitration of an employee’s wage and hour claims is unenforceable and cannot be compelled. The Second Appellate District held that […]

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Department of Labor Targets Second Circuit’s for not Protecting Internal Wage Complaints – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

March 27, 2013
Money

The Department of Labor (DOL) has filed an amicus brief with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals urging the court to reverse the lower court’s precedent decision that internal wage complaints are not protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Greathouse v. JHS Security, Inc. In Greathouse, the plaintiff alleged that the president of […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears ‘Arbitration v. Individual Claims’ Case with Potential Huge Impact on Future FLSA Cases – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

March 25, 2013
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The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments in an antitrust case which could have a potential huge impact on future cases filed under Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  In American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant the high court justices are deciding if a clause to arbitrate all disputes on an individual basis, with no […]

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Field Case Managers Deserve Overtime Pay – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

March 21, 2013
Overtime

“Field Case Managers are routinely misclassified by employers to avoid paying them overtime pay,” said Norman Blumenthal, founding partner of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik.  “This is wrong.  It hurts the workers and ultimately hurts the economy.” Under California law and the Federal Standards Labor Act (FLSA), all non-exempt employees are entitled to be paid overtime […]

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California Court of Appeals Find Trial Court Erred in Denying Class Action Certification for Workers not Paid Overtime and Given Meal and Rest Breaks – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

March 19, 2013
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A California Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court’s decision to deny class action certification for workers not paid overtime and nor given the appropriate meal and rest breaks.  Bradley v. Networkers Int’l, LLC, 2012 WL 6182473 (Cal. Ct. App. 2012). Networkers hired workers to provide repair and installation services at the company’s cell […]

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California District Court Rejects Broad General Release Provision in FLSA Claims – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

March 15, 2013
Overtime

Another court has joined the growing number of courts nationwide that reject a broad general release provision within a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) settlement agreement, thus protecting the rights of employees, who typically lack any real bargaining power with regard to their employers (or former employers).  McKeen-Chaplin v. Franklin American Mortg. Co. Plaintiff Gina […]

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Department of Labor (DOL) Proposes a Labor Survey on Independent Contractor Misclassification – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

March 13, 2013
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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed commissioning a $2 million survey to determine the nature and extensiveness of how independent contractors are misclassified.  To compile the survey the DOL has proposed interviewing over 10 thousand workers and 100 executives from various industries nationwide.   Interviewed workers will be questioned to gauge workers’ awareness of […]

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California Labor Law Firm Files Suit Against Lowe’s for Unpaid Overtime to Assistant Store Managers and Former Zone Managers – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

March 11, 2013
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The California labor law firm Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik has filed a class action labor lawsuit against Lowe’s HIW, Inc., (“Lowe’s”).  According to the complaint, Lowe’s wrongfully classified their Zone Managers and Assistant Store Managers as exempt from overtime and therefore failed to pay overtime due to these employees. Valle, et al. vs. Lowe’s HIW, […]

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