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
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“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
Reaching

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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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Le Pain Quotidien For Alleged Misclassification of Managers – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

March 7, 2013
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A class action lawsuit has been filed against a local bakery chain of a global restaurant group for misclassifying their Assistant Store Managers to avoid overtime pay.  According to the Los Angeles employment law firm Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik, PQ Operations, Inc., a part of the Le Pain Quotidien global restaurant group.  Harvey, et al. […]

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Account Managers File Class Action Against Cogent Communications For Alleged Failure To Pay Overtime – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

March 5, 2013
Overtime

The San Francisco labor lawyers of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik has filed a class action on behalf of Christopher Valverde and other similarly situated current and former Account Managers, against Cogent Communications, Inc. (Cogent) for failing to pay them and other Account Managers overtime wages.  The lawsuit, Valverde v. Cogent Communications, Inc., Case No. 113CV239322, […]

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Field Nurse Case Managers File Class Action Against Genex Services For Alleged Failure To Pay Overtime – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

March 1, 2013
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San Francisco labor lawyers at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik have filed a class action lawsuit against Genex Holdings Inc d/b/a Genex Services, Inc. (Genex) for alleged failure to pay overtime.  Specifically, Genex is accused of misclassifying their Field Nurse Case Managers as exempt from overtime pay to avoid paying overtime compensation.  Genex is also accused […]

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Peoples Lawyer Norman Blumenthal Discusses How the Recent Elections Affect Employee Overtime – Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik Appears on CNN “Money for Lunch”

February 27, 2013
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“Working stiffs who voted Democrat in the last election are not felony stupid,” said Norman Blumenthal, the managing partner of the Employment Law firm Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik.  “But not only do elections have consequences, state laws have consequences. California has had one of the largest increases in employment of any state.  Why? Because California […]

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