[Coca-Cola's] employment practices caused the Plaintiff and other members of the California Class to be underpaid during their employment with [Coca-Cola]
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) December 03, 2012
On November 21, 2012, the Los Angeles employment attorneys at Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a wage and hour lawsuit against Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Los Angeles (“Coca-Cola”) alleging they misclassified the Plaintiff, who worked as a warehouse supervisor, as exempt from overtime and consequently allegedly failed to pay him for all the hours he worked, inlcuding overtime hours. Michael Hopkins, et al. vs. Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Los Angeles, Case No. 30-2012-00613906-CU-OE-CXC is currently pending in the Orange County Superior Court for the State of California.
The class action Complaint alleges that the Plaintiff, who worked as a Warehouse Supervisor, mostly engaged in non-exempt tasks through the day. These tasks included checking inventory and performing pallet load inspections using Coca-Cola's computer system. The Complaint further alleges that the Warehouse Supervisors had only a minor role supervising employees, alleging that they had no authority to hire, fire, or promote employees.
The attorney for the Plaintiff and the purported class, Norman B. Blumenthal, stated “Companies will continue to evade the labor laws with deceptive classification of employees and its our job to stop these business practices”
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