"commission wages that must be included as a part of the regular rate of pay can increase overtime pay liability"
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2013
On December 21, 2012 the San Francisco labor lawyers at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action complaint against Staples The Office Superstore, LLC ("Staples" ) for allegedly shorting non-exempt employees paid on an hourly basis all the overtime that was due to them. Rodriguez, et al. vs. Staples The Office Superstore, LLC., Case No. CIV-1205714 is currently pending in the Marin County Superior Court for the State of California.
According to the class action complaint filed against Staples, the employees received commission wages which Staples failed to include in the regular rate of pay for purposes of calculating overtime pay. The failure to include the commission monies in the regular rate of pay for overtime purposes, according to the complaint, "has resulted in a systematic underpayment of overtime compensation" to Staples' employees.
Norman B. Blumenthal, founding and managing partner of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug, & Bhowmik declared “commission wages that must be included as a part of the regular rate of pay can increase overtime pay liability."
Another attorney at Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik, Nicholas De Blouw, stated "improperly failing to include commission wages can cost an organization considerably more in damages and litigation expenses."
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