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 May 16, 2013

ApartmentEvery day thousands of Property Appraisers go to work for such prestigious financial services firms as JP Morgan, American Express, and Goldman Sachs.  And every day, many of these financial services firms misclassify Property Appraisers as administrators so they do not have to pay them overtime.

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a worker, such as a property appraiser, is entitled to overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours a week or 8 hours per day.

Each week, Property Appraisers can put in up to 60-70 work hours.  They also often work through their lunches.  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.

“Regardless of their job descriptions, Property Appraisers don't have enough administrative decision-making power to make them exempt administrators under the FLSA,” said Norman Blumenthal, founding partner of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik.

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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