Workers Hired as Property Appraisers by Financial Services Firms are Generally Misclassified as Exempt Workers when they Deserve Overtime Pay – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

by Norman B. Blumenthal on April 25, 2013

ApartmentProperty Appraisers who work for such financial services firms as JP Morgan are being screwed out of the overtime pay they have earned!!  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.  Property appraisers generally pull 60-70 hour work weeks.  They also generally work through their lunches, and they are not paid any overtime because employers, such as JP Morgan, misclassify them as salaried employees exempt from receiving overtime pay.

Property appraisers don't have the decision-making power in their jobs necessary to qualify as administrators and their finite set of job tasks do not qualify them for any exemption to the overtime pay requirements.  “Routinely one sees companies such as JP Morgan misclassifying Property Appraisers to avoid paying them overtime pay,” said Norman Blumenthal, founding partner of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik.  “When this occurs, everyone is hurt.  The worker, the community, and the economy.  It is a domino effect.”

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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