(PRWEB) August 23, 2013
On August 9, 2013, the San Francisco labor lawyers at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action complaint claiming Kaiser Permanente failed to pay their Operations Specialist employees overtime wages as a result of classifying these employees as exempt form overtime pay. Kaye v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Case No. RG13691161 is currently pending in the Alameda County Superior Court for the State of California.
The overtime class action filed against the health care behemoth alleges Kaiser Permanente wrongfully classified people employed in the position of "Operations Specialist" as exempt v. non-exempt employees and that the Operations Specialists should have been paid overtime wages for all their overtime hours worked. Specifically the Complaint states that the Operations Specialists employed by Kaiser spent the vast majority of their working day printing, folding, and mailing health authorization forms and that this work allegedly did not meet the level of work necessary to exempt an employee from overtime pay. As a result, the lawsuit claims that current and former Operations Specialists employed by Kaiser Permanente should now be able to seek back overtime pay for all their overtime hours worked.
The San Francisco employment attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik have represented thousands of employees in the State of California in various lawsuits including wrongful termination in California, class actions for unpaid overtime, unpaid business expenses, and missed meal and rest breaks. If you would like free California labor law advice, call one of their experienced attorneys today at (415) 935-3957