Reports of Employers Violating FLSA Continue Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

February 14, 2013

U.S. employers continue to violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regarding overtime pay.  Under the FLSA, an employer is required to pay overtime pay to non-exempt employees who work more than 40 hours in a work week, or more than 8 hours a day.  Even if an employee performs work in more than one […]

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2013 California Overtime Rules: Know Your Rights – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

February 12, 2013

Under the state of California’s labor laws, hourly employees who work more than 8 hours in a work date or 40 hours in a work week are entitled to overtime pay.  An employee’s overtime hourly pay rate is calculated at 1.5 times the employee’s regular wage rate.  For California employees who earn the minimum wage […]

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DOL Says Some of California’s Most Known Fashion Retailers Bought Goods from Companies’ Engaging in Sweatshop Practices – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

February 8, 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has accused some of California’s most known fashion retailers of buying their goods from companies that engaged in sweatshop practices.  According to the DOL, 10 garment contractors – Apple Style Inc., ID Fashion Inc., Dan Ji Collection Inc., J & S Clothing Inc., Nagoya Inc., Galilee Fashion LLC, Ambos […]

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Little Known Fact: Fiscal Cliff Deal May Kick California’s Low and Middle Income Wage Earners Over a Financial Cliff – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

February 6, 2013

Many low and middle income wage earners are ecstatic that the federal government’s fiscal cliff has been somewhat averted.  Few of these wage earners will ever earn enough to be subjected to the new tax rate on incomes over $400 thousand.  However, Congress’ failure to extend the Payroll Tax Cut means all of these workers […]

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Violations of California Labor Law Costs Local Contractors $1 Million – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

January 31, 2013

  The state of California has found two local contractors jointly responsible for violations of California labor law, and ordered the enterprises to pay over $1 million. Taisei Construction Company, the primary contractor on a public works project at Stockton’s San Joaquin Community College, subcontracted the project’s plumbing work to Nicodemus Plumbing and Mechanical.    An […]

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Nurses Continue to Win Lawsuits for Unpaid Overtime Pay – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

January 30, 2013

  In recent years, nurses have filed, and won, lawsuits for unpaid overtime pay. In 2007, California’s Kaiser Permanente paid over $7 million to hundreds of improperly classified medical workers which included registered nurse coordinators; In 2009, Valley Presbyterian Hospital in California settled a class action lawsuit for $1.9 million when nurses accused the hospital […]

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Oakley Corporation for Shorting Overtime Wages to NonExempt Employees – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

January 27, 2013

  A class action lawsuit has been filed by the Los Angeles employment lawyers at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik against Oakley Sales Corporation for allegedly shorting overtime wages to nonexempt hourly employees.  Sierra, et al. vs. Oakley Sales Corp.  According to the class action complaint, when calculating the overtime wages of nonexempt employees, Oakley failed […]

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California Bank is Example that Misclassifying Employees Can Cost a Lot of Ka-Ching – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

January 23, 2013

  The recent tale of a California bank is an example that misclassifying employees can cost an employer a lot of ka-ching! In a settlement with the Department of Labor (DOL), last year First Republic Bank, based in California, agreed to pay over $1 million in overtime pay to almost 400 of the bank’s employees […]

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Cell Phones and Tablets Could Entitle Employees to Electronic Overtime – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

January 21, 2013

  Who doesn’t have at least a cell phone, Smartphone, tablet, or laptop?  It’s an easy way to stay in touch and get informed.  These electronic gadgets also allow more and more employers to have employees perform office work outside the office by remotely accessing their work computers. Currently, two separate groups of employees have […]

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Successor Employer Liable for FLSA Violation – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

January 17, 2013

  Employers who violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are liable to their employees.  A district court has now ruled that a successor employer is liable to its new employees for FLSA violations committed by the former employer. In Paschal v. Child Development, Inc., CDI provided educational services to children in Arkansas.  A month […]

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Nurses, Computer Technicians, and Dieticians – Know Your Rights in the Workplace – Los Angeles Employment Attorney Norman Blumenthal of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik Appears on CNN “Money for Lunch”

January 11, 2013

  Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and California labor law, exempt workers are not paid overtime.  Nonexempt workers are paid overtime.  Three professions that are often misclassified as exempt so employers can avoid paying overtime are nurses, computer technicians, and dieticians. Computer technicians are today’s glorified TV technicians who primarily perform nonadministrative tasks.  […]

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