The San Francisco Labor Lawyers at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik File a Lawsuit against Avon Products Alleging California Labor Code Violations

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The San Francisco employment law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action lawsuit against Avon alleging that the beauty product giant shorted their District Sales Managers overtime pay.

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The Plaintiff and other District Sales Managers should have been properly classified as non-exempt employees entitled to overtime wages and other related benefits.

The San Francisco employment lawyers at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action complaint against Avon Products on April 8, 2013, alleging that the beauty product supplier violated state wage and hour laws by failing to pay District Sales Managers overtime compensation. The lawsuit was filed in the Santa Cruz County Superior Court and is entitled Cavalier Nelson, et al. vs. Avon Products, Inc. Case No. CV176669.

The class action complaint alleges that the Plaintiff and other District Sales Managers were required to spend most of their work day engaging in the non exempt promotional work of recruiting persons to become independent contractor sales representatives of Avon. Further, the Complaint claims that although promotional work can constitute exempt sales work if the promotional activity is incidental to, or done in conjunction with, the employee's outside sales work, here the promotional work was done in advance of sales made by someone else other then the District Sales Managers. As a result of this fact, and a lack of managerial duties, the class action lawsuit alleges that the Plaintiff and other District Sales Managers should have been properly classified as non-exempt employees entitled to overtime wages and other related benefits.

For more information about overtime laws and workplace rights with respect to sales representatives, contact an experienced employment lawyer at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik by clicking here or calling 800-537-5738.

Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik is a California law firm dedicated to representing employees who are victims of wage and hour laws, discrimination, employer retaliation and other illegal workplace practices.

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