San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2012
On July 3, 2012, the employment law firm Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories (“Abbott”) alleging Abbott misclassified their employees working as Network Analysts and Business Analysts as exempt from overtime and systematically failed to pay wages for all hours these employees worked. Osifo-Doe, et al. vs. Abbott Laboratories, Case No. FCS040073 is currently pending in the Solano County Superior Court for the State of California.
The wage and hour class action Complaint alleges that Abbott's employees working as Network Analysts and Business Analysts were primarily engaged in non-exempt clerical tasks throughout their workday, including general troubleshooting of Abbott's computer network and setting up and maintaining the email accounts of Abbott's employees. Additionally, the Complaint alleges that Abbott “instituted a blanket classification policy by which these employees were all classified as exempt from overtime compensation.” As a result, the Complaint states that these employees were systematically denied pay for all overtime hours worked.
Managing partner Norman B. Blumenthal stated, “By misclassifying their employees as exempt from overtime pay, employers not only hurt their employees, but they cheat taxpayers in the State of California."
The labor law firm Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik represents many California employees in class action lawsuits against their employers for various workplace violations. Feel free to contact one of their experienced attorneys for advice by clicking here or calling (866) 771-7099.