The Los Angeles Employment Law Attorneys at Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik File a Lawsuit Against Wal-Mart For Alleged Misclassification of Asset Protection Managers

The Los Angeles employment law attorneys claim that the retail giant wrongfully classified their Asset Protection Managers as exempt from overtime pay

Orange County, California (PRWEB) June 16, 2014

The class action lawsuit was filed by the Los Angeles labor lawyers at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik. The case, filed on May 22, 2014, alleges that Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. ("Wal-Mart") misclassified their Asset Protection Managers as exempt from overtime pay and as a result, failed to pay overtime wages, and failed to provide meal and rest breaks, as required by California law. The lawsuit entitled, Wilson v. Wal-Mart Associates, Inc., Case No. 30-2014-00725304-CU-OE-CXC is currently pending in the Orange County Superior Court for the State of California.

The class action complaint, alleges that the Plaintiff, who worked as an Asset Protection Manager, engaged in non-exempt tasks throughout his workday, including ensuring the proper operation and repairs of alarm equipment, detaining and processing shoplifters, and observing and reviewing store surveillance cameras among other things. The Complaint further alleges that the reason the Plaintiff and other Asset Protection Managers should be paid overtime is because these employees are allegedly "managers in name only" as they do not direct the work of other employees and spend most of their day engaging in non-exempt job tasks.

The firm also represents a class of Loss Prevention Managers who worked for Fry's Electronics claiming alleged unpaid overtime wages, Steffan v. Fry's Electronics, Inc. That case is pending in the Santa Clara County Superior Court, Case No. 1-13-CV-2541011. A copy of the Fry's Complaint can be read here.

If you are working in California and have "manager" in your job title, you may be entitled to overtime pay. Contact the overtime pay attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik today for a free legal consultation. The Blumenthal attorneys dedicate their practice to helping people who have been wrongfully classified as salaried employees exempt from receiving overtime pay and other claims including violation of California labor laws.


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