Sacrmaento Employment Law Lawyers at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik Sue Ampac Fine Chemicals LLC Claiming That Their Associate Chemists Were Not Paid Overtime Wages

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The class action lawsuit alleges that the pharmaceutical manufacturer failed to provide their Associate Chemists with overtime wages as a result of improperly classifying these employees as "exempt."

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The Complaint alleges that the Associate Chemists employed by Ampac in California were improperly classified as exempt from receiving overtime pay and related benefits, such as meal and rest breaks.

The class action lawsuit was filed by the Sacramento employment attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik on March 25, 2015. The lawsuit alleges that Ampac Fine Chemicals LLC ("Ampac") misclassified their Associate Chemists in order to avoid paying their employees overtime pay. The Ampac class action, Case No. 34-2015-00175993, is currently pending in the Sacramento County Superior Court for the State of California. To view a copy of the Complaint click here.

The Complaint alleges that the Associate Chemists employed by Ampac in California were improperly classified as exempt from receiving overtime pay and related benefits, such as meal and rest breaks.

The class action lawsuit claims that the Associate Chemists engaged in a finite set of non-exempt tasks throughout their shift, including maintaining instruments through basic cleaning and upkeep, conducting inventory of assigned chemicals, ordering chemicals, following good manufacturing practice guidelines while performing work for Ampac, and performing analytical testing through various tests and techniques all in accordance with Ampac's company policies. The Complaint also alleges that the Associate Chemists spent no time supervising other employees working for Ampac. As a result, the lawsuit alleges that the Associate Chemists were misclassified and therefore should have been provided with overtime pay and the legally required thirty minute uninterrupted meal periods.

The Sacramento labor law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug, & Bhowmik represent many employees in California wage violation lawsuits who have been forced to work uncompensated overtime hours. With labor law offices located in Riverside, San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Francisco, the labor law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik are dedicated to helping employees throughout California protect and enforce their rights against some of the world’s largest corporations. Due to the vast experience and knowledge of our labor law attorneys, Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik has gained a reputation for aggressive and successful representation of employees in lawsuits against corporations that engage in a wide range of California Labor Code violations.

If you have questions about your rights as a California employee, contact our firm today to receive free legal advice. Don't wait for your statute of limitations to run on your potential claims. Call (800) 568-8020 or click here to speak with one of our experienced employment law attorneys today.

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