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
Time

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
Overtime

“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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Case Continues for GEICO Security Investigators Seeking Overtime Relief After Misclassification – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

February 25, 2013
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The lawsuit filed by former and current security investigators for overtime pay against insurance giant General Insurance Company, more commonly known as GEICO continues toward trial.  Calderon v. Geico.  In 2010, former and current security investigators filed suit against GEICO to recover overtime pay withheld by GEICO.  Plaintiffs subsequently filed a motion to Certify Class […]

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San Diego Employment Law Attorney Norman Blumenthal Explains Leave Rights to Flu Infected Employees – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

February 22, 2013
Injection

With a vicious flu season this year, every where one looked people were sneezing, coughing, and spreading nasty germs.  So the chances of not getting sick, when surrounded by so many ill people have been unlikely.  Especially among coworkers. According to the Department of Labor, employees are either out with the flu or at home […]

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9th Circuit Federal Court Rules FWW Method for Calculating Overtime Pay in Misclassification Cases is Inappropriate – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

February 20, 2013

When calculating the back pay due an employee for overtime pay the Department of Labor (DOL) has approved using a calculation of 1.5 times the employee’s regular rate of pay.  To calculate the regular rate of pay, the employee’s salary is divided by the number of hours worked in a particular workweek. Five federal Court […]

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Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors can Result in a Visit from the IRS – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

February 18, 2013

Employers who misclassify employees as independent contractors can receive a very bad visit from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  Why?  Because misclassifying employees can have severe tax consequences.  Consider the following: Federal Income Tax Withholding – If a misclassified independent contractor has not paid their personal income tax due, the IRS may require the employer […]

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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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