Ninth Circuit holds FLSA Does not Exempt Social Workers as “Learned Professionals” – Los Angeles Employment Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

December 21, 2012

  The Ninth Circuit has held that social workers are not “learned professionals” and as such the State of Washington misclassified their positions.  The social workers are not exempt but covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), entitled to overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week. Under the State […]

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Call Center Employees Typically Work Off-the-Clock and Denied Overtime Pay – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

December 19, 2012

Overworked, underpaid, and typically denied overtime pay.   Call center employees often are forced to work off the clock.  Essentially denying these employees pay for all their hours worked.  It also denies them overtime pay because their regular hours are thus under counted.  Both situations are violations of California Labor laws as well as the […]

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San Diego Firm Files Class Action Complaint against California Ad Company – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

December 17, 2012

  San Diego employment lawyers at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik have filed a class action complaint against a California ad company, Local Splash, a Relevant Ads, Inc. company for wage and hour violations.  Specifically the complaint asserts that Relevant Ads, through Local Splash, violated California labor laws by requiring their employees to work off-the-clock.  The […]

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California Supreme Court Depublishes Appellate Decision Finding Insurance Claim Adjusters Non-Exempt – Los Angeles Employment Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

December 13, 2012

  The California Supreme Court has chosen not to review the Court of Appeals decision that insurance adjusters are nonexempt employees covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Further, the high court has depublished the case, ensuring it cannot be used as precedent in any other misclassification case.  Harris v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. […]

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From Employer’s Greed to Employer’s Fear – Los Angeles Employment Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik Appears on CNN “Money for Lunch”

December 11, 2012

“With the Democrats back in the White House, the pendulum is starting to switch from the employer’s greed side to the employer’s fear side,” said Norman Blumenthal, founding partner of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik. “This has two results, one, employers will think twice about taking advantage of their employees because it will not be economically […]

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GEICO Severely Slapped for Misclassifying Security Investigators – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

December 10, 2012

A Maryland federal judge has severely slapped General Insurance Company, GEICO, for misclassifying security investigators as personnel exempt from overtime pay. Calderon v. Geico. Security investigators for GEICO assist GEICO claim examiners in uncovering” the facts of a claim and how the claim was reported to GEICO.” Approximately 90% of their time is spent on […]

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Class Action Suit Goes Forth to Decide if Newspaper Carriers are Employees or Independent Contractors – Los Angeles Employment Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

December 5, 2012

The California Court of Appeals will allow a class action suit to go forward to decide if newspaper delivery carriers are employees or independent contractors. Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers, Inc., No. B235484 (Cal. Ct. App. Oct. 17, 2012). Antelope Valley Newspapers, Inc. made all their newspaper delivery carriers sign an Independent Contractor Distributor Agreement […]

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Exotic Dancers Are Covered Employees Entitled to FLSA Minimum Wages and Overtime – Los Angeles Employment Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

December 3, 2012

In Clincy et al. v. Galardi South Enterprises Inc., No. 1:09-CV-02082-RWS (N.D. Georgia, September 7, 2011), the district court determined that exotic dancers were employees entitled to minimum wages and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In Cincy, exotic dancers were required to obtain and pay for an adult entertainment license specific to […]

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Misclassification Dispute of Truck Delivery Drivers as Independent Contractors Falls Outside the Arbitration Agreement Clause – Los Angeles Employment Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

November 29, 2012

Michael Campbell Associates Ltd. required their owner-operator truck delivery drivers to sign a “Broker/Carrier Agreement” or “Transportation Agreement.” Both Agreements classified the truck delivery drivers as independent contractors and also contained a clause requiring all disputes to be settled through arbitration. After the truck delivery drivers sued Michael Campbell claiming they were misclassified as independent […]

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Parexel Allegations: Salaried Employees are Non-exempt Employees – Los Angeles Employment Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

November 27, 2012

  According to a class action Complaint filed against Parexel International, LLC on June 06, 2012, the pharmaceutical services provider failed to pay their clinical research coordinators for the overtime hours they worked.  The wage and hour class action Complaint, which was filed by the Los Angeles employment attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik, alleged […]

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California Court of Appeals Address Split Shift Premium Pay when Employee Earns More than the Minimum Wage – Los Angeles Employment Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

November 23, 2012

  The California Court of Appeal has addressed whether split-shift premium pay can be paid to employees who already make more than the minimum wage. Aleman v. AirTouch Cellular. Retail Sales Representatives, who worked for AirTouch Cellular, were required to attend occasional work related meetings before the stores opened. The meetings lasted from 60 to […]

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