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
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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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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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