Dock Supervisors From Coca-Cola Sue Their Employer in Class Action For Alleged Unpaid Overtime With The Help of Los Angeles Labor Lawyers Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

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Coca-Cola Bottling Company sued for allegedly misclassfying their dock supervisors as exempt from overtime wages and other related benefits

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Coca-Cola allegedly failed to pay Plaintiff for all the hours he worked, including overtime hours

On August 22, 2014, the Los Angeles employment and labor lawyers at Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a complaint against BCI Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Los Angeles (“Coca-Cola”) alleging they misclassified the Plaintiff, who worked as a Warehouse Supervisor, as a salaried employee exempt from overtime pay and the legally required meal and rest breaks. Consequently, Coca-Cola allegedly failed to pay Plaintiff for all the hours he worked, including overtime hours. The case against BCI Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Los Angeles, Case No. BC555485 is currently pending in the Los Angeles Superior Court for the State of California. The Complaint can be read here.

The Complaint alleges that the Plaintiff, who worked as a Warehouse Supervisor, was engaged in the core day-to-day, non-exempt business activities of Coca-Cola. According to the Complaint, Plaintiff and other Warehouse Supervisors engaged in the finite set of tasks of checking inventory upon arriving to work, performing pallet and load inspections using Coca-Cola's computer systems, entering load information data into handheld devices, and conducting quality and safety checks all in accordance with Coca-Cola's company policies. The Complaint further alleges that the Warehouse Supervisors did not engage in a supervisory role given the constraints placed upon them by company policy. Therefore, it is alleged that the Plaintiff and all the other Warehouse Supervisors were "supervisors" in name only because they did not have managerial duties or authority and should therefore have been properly classified as non-exempt employees.

The Los Angeles labor law attorneys at the firm Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik are dedicated to representing employees of large corporations in various overtime lawsuits. Contact one of their experienced attorneys now for free California employment advice by calling (866) 771-7099.

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