As respondeat superior, BAC is legally responsible for the payment of all these costs, expenses and taxes plus penalties and interest
(PRWEB) November 06, 2012
On October 18, 2012, the Los Angeles employment lawyers at Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik initiated a class action Complaint, alleging that the company devised a deceptive scheme of classifying maintenance employees as independent contractors in order to avoid paying the company's share of payroll taxes, overtime wages, and other business related expenses. Weseman, et al. v. BAC Field Services Corporation ("BAC") is currently pending in the Los Angeles County Superior Court as Case No. BC494019.
According to the class action complaint filed by the Los Angeles labor attorneys, in order to maintain the upkeep of homes Bank of America acquired through foreclosure, BAC hires individuals to provide maintenance work in and around the foreclosed properties. According to the lawsuit, BAC has allegedly devised an unlawful scheme of classifying the employees as independent contractors in order to avoid paying for regular and overtime hours worked. Specifically, the class action Complaint alleges that the,"Plaintiff and other Maintenance Employees performed their work in a particular order and sequence in accordance with BAC company policy."
The managing partner of Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik, Norman Blumenthal, stated, “misclassification of employees damages the economy, suppresses wages for all workers and undermines popular and well-established laws designed to protect them.”
If you feel you have been misclassified as an independent contractor and want to collect your unpaid overtime wages, call an experienced Los Angeles employment attorney today at (310) 981-3918.
Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik is an employment law firm that focuses on claims involving California labor laws.