San Francisco, California (PRWEB) September 12, 2013
On September 11, 2013, the Honorable Judge Peter J. Busch ruled a lawsuit brought on behalf of Union Bank Service Staff Officers and Customer Service Managers should be able to proceed as a class action. This means that all employees who held the above mentioned job titles will now be able to seek back overtime wages against Union Bank. The case entitled Mathies, et al. v. Union Bank, N.A., Case No. CGC-10-498077 is currently pending in the Superior Curt of California for the County of San Francisco.
The class action lawsuit was filed by the San Francisco Employment Lawyers at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik. The class action complaint, originally filed in March of 2010, alleged that Union Bank misclassified their Service Staff Officers and Customer Service Managers as exempt from overtime pay and as a result, allegedly, did not pay these employees overtime wages, failed to provide the legally mandated meal and rest breaks, and accurate wage statements as required by California law.
Under California law, all workers who are classified as non-exempt employees and paid on an hourly basis are entitled to be paid overtime wages at one and a half times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of eight hours in a workday and forty hours in a workweek.
Norm Blumenthal, managing partner of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik, stated “any other company involved in this alleged illegal practice of not paying employees overtime wages is something that needs to be looked at very closely by the California courts.”
The court has certified the following classes in the case:
“All those individuals employed by Defendant Union Bank, N.A. as Customer Service Managers in California who were classified as exempt and who worked between March 24, 2006 and July 31, 2013 (the "Class Period")." The Judge's Order certifying the class of Customer Service Managers can be read here.
“All those individuals employed by Defendant Union Bank, N.A. as Service Staff Officers in California who were classified as exempt and who worked between March 24, 2006 and March 27, 2010 (the "Class Period")." The Judge's Order certifying the class of Service Staff Officers can be read here.
In the coming months, all individuals who part of the class will be notified of their rights. If you work in California and are not being paid overtime wages by your employer call an experienced San Francisco labor attorney today at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik at (415) 935-3957.
The firm dedicates its practice to contingency fee employment law work for issues involving misclassification as a salaried worker exempt from overtime, failure to pay vacation wages, misclassification as an independent contractor, off-the-clock work,wrongful termination, discrimination and other California labor laws.