Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2012
The California employment lawyers Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action complaint against C.H. Robinson Company on June 13, 2012, alleging that C.H. Robinson failed to correctly classify their employees’ exempt vs non-exempt status and consequently owes Account Managers and Transportation Representatives overtime wages. Poublon, et al. v. C.H. Robinson Company, Case No. BC486482 is currently pending in the Los Angeles County Superior Court.
According to the wage and hour class action Complaint, C.H. Robinson schedules its Account Managers and Transportation Representatives to work overtime hours in excess of eight (8) hours in a workday and more than forty (40) hours in a workweek, but allegedly fails to pay these employees overtime wages as a result of them being misclassified as exempt. Specifically, the Complaint alleges that the Account Managers spend the vast majority of their time performing non-exempt job tasks, such as taking customer orders and locating shipping companies, but are nevertheless classified as exempt from California overtime pay
Managing partner of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik, Norman B. Blumenthal says, “misclassifying employees as exempt from overtime has negative ripple effects all over the economy.” Blumenthal further claims that "if overtime laws were enforced by the Courts, corporations would hire more employees and this would create more jobs in our economy,”
Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik is a California labor law firm that has years of experience in representing employee claims involving the exempt versus non-exempt status in California. If you think you have been misclassified as exempt from overtime pay, contact Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik for a free confidential consultation by clicking here or by calling (866) 771-7099.