Property Appraisers at Financial Services Firms are Routinely Misclassified To Avoid Overtime Pay – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

by Norman B. Blumenthal on August 16, 2013

ApartmentCalifornia Labor Law and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) entitle all non-exempt employees to overtime pay when they work more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week.  “To avoid having to pay overtime, though, some employers will classify an employee as exempt alleging that the work they perform is administrative, executive, or professional,” said Norman Blumenthal, founding partner of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik.

Property Appraisers work up to 60-70 work hours.  They also often work through their lunches.  Property Appraisers perform tasks such as in-field and in-office appraisal reviews, meeting and working with the public, and taking property inventories.  They generally answer to management, do not direct the activities of two or more employees, nor supervise a department.

By classifying them as exempt administrators, Property Appraisers do not receive overtime pay for their extra hours.  Nor are the hours they work through lunch counted as payable work hours.

If you work as a Property Appraiser for a different company and are not being paid overtime, call an experienced Los Angeles labor attorney today at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik at (310) 981-3918.  Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik is a 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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