The Claims Examiners allege they were misclassified as salaried employees and as a result should receive back overtime wages and meal break penalties
Orange County, California (PRWEB) March 05, 2014
On February 25, 2014, the San Diego labor lawyers at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Claims Examiners, against Tristar Risk Management ("Tristar") for allegedly failing to pay their Claims Examiners overtime wages and provide these employees with the legally required meal breaks. Kizer, et al. v. Tristar Risk Management, Case No. 30-2014-00707394-CU-OE-CXC is currently pending in the Orange County Superior Court for the State of California. You may view a copy of the most recent Complaint here.
The lawsuit claims Tristar should have paid its Claims Examiners overtime wages for their time worked in excess of eight hours in a workday and hours worked in excess of forty hours in a workweek. The lawsuit further alleges that the Claims Examiners failed to meet all the criteria under any of the exemptions to overtime pay in California. As a result, the lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount of back overtime pay for the proposed class and other statutory damages and penalties.
The San Diego employment lawyers at Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik have litigated multiple class action lawsuits involving large corporations forcing their Claims Examiners to work substantial uncompensated overtime hours. Cases brought by the firm seeking overtime pay for Claims Examiners include, Gentile, et al. v. Keenan & Associates, Case No. BC471005, pending in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, to view a copy of the Keenan Complaint click here; Dobrowsky v. Arthur J. Gallagher Service Company, LLC, Case No. RIC1302147, pending in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, to view a copy of the Arthur J. Gallagher Complaint click here.
The employment attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik represent employees in the State of California in class action lawsuits 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.