San Francisco Labor Lawyers File Class Action Against Cogent Communications For Alleged Failure To Pay Overtime Pay to Account Managers – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

by Norman B. Blumenthal on April 16, 2013

TimeBlumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik, a San Francisco labor firm, has filed a class action on behalf of Christopher Valverde and other similarly situated current and former Account Managers, against Cogent Communications, Inc. (Cogent) for failing to pay them and other Account Managers overtime wages.  Cogent deliberately and intentionally misclassified its Account Managers as exempt workers to avoid paying the Account Managers overtime pay.  According to the Fair Labor Standards Act, workers who work in excess of 40 hours per week or 8 hours per day are payable at one and a half times their regular hourly pay rate.

According to Norman Blumenthal, the founding partner of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik, “it is very common for employers to misclassify account managers who receive a salary as exempt from overtime pay. “

The lawsuit, Valverde v. Cogent Communications, Inc., Case No. 113CV239322, is currently pending in the Santa Clara County Superior Court for the State of California.

If you are an Account Manager/Executive working for any 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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