Eurofins failed to properly calculate and/or pay all required overtime compensation.
Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) September 21, 2012
On August 8, 2012, the San Francisco employment law firm Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action lawsuit against Eurofins Air Toxics, Inc. (“Eurofins”) alleging Eurofins miscalculated their employees’ overtime rate of pay thus failing to pay them the full amount of overtime wages owed to them during their employment.
Managing partner of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug, & Bhowmik, Norman Blumenthal, stated, “large corporations are getting away with cutting costs in subtle ways. It’s our job to catch them and see that the money is going into the right hands -- their employees.”
State law mandates that all non-exempt employees must be paid overtime at one-and-one-half times their regular rate of pay. Regular rate of pay, however, does not simply mean “hourly rate” for all employees. If non-exempt employees receive non-discretionary bonuses, then these bonuses must be factored into the calculation of their regular rate of pay for purposes of calculating their true overtime rate of pay.
The class action Complaint alleges that Eurofins has a compensation payment system that pays their employees performance related bonuses in addition to their hourly pay. Furthermore, the Complaint alleges that Eurofins was not factoring in their employees’ bonuses when calculating their overtime pay. Finally, the Complaint states that as a result these employees were getting short-changed on their overtime pay. Moqadam, et al. vs. Eurofins Air Toxics, Inc., Case No. 34-2012-00129594 is currently pending in the Sacramento County Superior Court for the State of California.
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