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

by Norman B. Blumenthal on 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 that Parexel’s clinical research coordinators were forced to work in excess of 8 hours in a workday and 40 hours in a workweek.  Further, during all work hours the research coordinators primarily performed such non-exempt job tasks such as checking vital signs, drawing blood, and administering the proper dosing of drugs.

The California Labor Code requires non-exempt employees to be paid overtime compensation whenever the employees work more than 8 hours in a workday or 40 hours in a workweek.  “Undercutting employee wages by misclassifying them as exempt employees hurts our economy and the financial stability of families,” stated Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik’s Managing Partner Norman B. Blumenthal.  “It also cheats taxpayers in the State of California!”

Hughes, et al. v. Parexel International, LLC, Case No. BC485950 is currently pending in the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

If you are a Parexel clinical research coordinator classified as exempt from overtime compensation, contact Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & BhowmikBlumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik is an experienced California employment law firm with offices located in San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The firm dedicates its practice to contingency fee employment law work for issues involving misclassification as a salaried worker exempt from overtime, failure to pay vacation wages, misclassification as an independent contractor, off-the-clock work, wrongful termination, discrimination and other California labor laws.

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