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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DOL Sues America’s #1 Satellite TV Company for Failing to Pay Minimum Wage and Overtime – Los Angeles Employment Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

November 21, 2012

The Department of Labor (DOL) has sued America’s #1 Satellite TV Company, DirecTV, for allegedly failing to pay employees the federal minimum wage or for overtime. According to the DOL lawsuit, “DirecTV paid installation technicians on a piece-rate basis, which resulted in their hourly rates falling below the federal minimum wage. The company also, neither […]

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California Labor and Employment Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik Target Walgreens, Ross Dress for Less, Forever 21, and Tommy Bahama for Failing to Pay Employees for Time Spent in Security and Bag Checks

November 19, 2012

The California labor and employment attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik have targeted several large retailers. According to the class action Complaints, Ross Dress for Less (filed June 06, 2012), Tommy Bahama (filed May 10, 2012), Walgreens (filed May 9, 2012), and Forever 21 (filed June 29, 2012) all failed to pay their employees for the […]

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FLSA Promulgates Gender Equal Pay Rules – Los Angeles Employment Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

November 15, 2012

While many are familiar with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) basic minimum wage and overtime pay rules, not every is aware of the nuances within the FLSA. One nuance applies to gender equality. A job’s requirements determines the job’s pay, whether the job is performed by a man or woman. Equal Pay Act of […]

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Ninth Circuit and FLSA Rules Social Workers are not Exempt “Learned Professionals” – Los Angeles Employment Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

November 13, 2012

The Ninth Circuit has held that social workers are not “learned professionals” and therefore are covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Department of Social and Health Service (DSHS) provides social services to the citizens of Washington. Because individuals hired as a social worker 2 or social worker 3 must have a bachelor’s […]

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California District Court Refuses to Certify Class of Retail Store Managers – Los Angeles Employment Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

November 9, 2012

A California District Court has refused to certify a class of retail store managers seeking overtime pay under California law, holding that individual issues would necessarily predominate. Deane v. Fastenal, Inc., Case No. 11-CV-0042 YGR (N.D. Cal. Sept. 27, 2012). Fastenal, a hardware store that caters to the construction industry, sends its store managers and […]

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Corporate America Uses Arbitration Provisions to Divide and Conquer Employee Employment Claims – Los Angeles Employment Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik Appears on CNN “Money for Lunch”

November 7, 2012

“An employer will try to get an employee to work as many hours as possible for as little wages as possible. The best way for an employer to do that is to classify the employee as a salaried employee to qualify the employee as exempt from Fair Labor Standard Acts purview,” stated Los Angeles Employment […]

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EEOC Curtails Use of Criminal Background Checks during Hiring Process – California Labor and Employment Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

November 5, 2012

Under an updated Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) policy, employers are now precluded from denying employment to applicants based on arrest or conviction records — including felonies, unless there’s a direct correlation between the criminal record and the job being sought. Employers are now urged to not ask a job applicant about past convictions, and […]

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California and Nevada Hotel Workers Consistently Have Overtime Pay Miscalculated – Los Angeles Employment Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

November 1, 2012

With the Las Vegas Strip, Disneyland, and Hollywood, California and Nevada are two of the most popular tourist destinations which employ two of the world’s largest hotel work forces. Operating 24/7, 365 days a year, recent lawsuits show hotel employers may be consistently miscalculating overtime pay for their hotel workers. Melodee Megia, a fired worker […]

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California Puts the Kibosh on Pro Athlete Workers’ Compensation Claims – California Labor and Employment Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

October 30, 2012

It’s not a big surprise to many that professional athletes are employees. They work for their various teams, such as the Los Angeles Lakers. Many are surprised to learn, however, that if injured while playing, professional athletes, even those who earn million dollar salaries, are entitled to workers’ compensation. However, because many athletes favor filing […]

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