Riverside, California (PRWEB) August 04, 2014
On July 30, 2014, the Honorable Judge Jesus G. Bernal ruled a lawsuit brought on behalf of Arthur J. Gallagher Service Company, LLC's Claims Adjusters should be able to proceed as a class action. This ruling means that all employees who worked as a Claims Adjuster for the company will now be able to seek back overtime wages. The case entitled Dobrowsky, et al. v. Arthur J. Gallagher Service Company, LLC, Case No. EDCV 13-0646 JGB(SPX) is currently pending in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
The class action lawsuit was filed by the Los Angeles Employment law lawyers at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik. The class action complaint, originally filed in February of 2013, alleged that Arthur J. Gallagher misclassified their Claims Adjusters and Senior Claims Adjusters as exempt from overtime pay and as a result, allegedly, did not pay these employees the overtime wages due to them, failed to provide the legally mandated meal and rest breaks, and accurate wage statements as required by California law.
The court has certified the following class in the case:
“All individuals who are or were previously employed by Defendant Arthur J. Gallagher Service Company, LLC as Claims Adjusters and Senior Claims Adjusters in Defendant's Workers' Compensation Division [in California] between May 5, 2011 and June 9, 2014 (the "Class Period")." The Judge's Order certifying the class of Claims Adjusters and Senior Claims Adjusters can be read here.
In the coming months, all individuals who are part of the class will be notified of their rights. If you work in California and are allegedly not being paid overtime wages by your employer call an experienced Los Angeles labor attorney today at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik at (415) 935-3957.
Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik 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.