San Diego, California (PRWEB) September 15, 2011
On September 9, 2011 the San Diego employment law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a reply to Verizon's opposition to class certification in an overtime class action lawsuit filed by Verizon First Level Local Managers. Aburto v. Verizon, Case No. CV-11-03683 is currently pending in the Central District of California.
The lawsuit is based on the allegation that Verizon misclassified a group of First Level Local Managers as exempt from overtime compensation to avoid paying the local managers for the substantial number of overtime hours they worked. Under California law, non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime pay for all hours worked in excess of eight in a workday and forty in a workweek.
In the reply brief to Verizon's opposition to class certification, the San Diego employment lawyers contend that class certification should be granted because the First Level Local Managers perform 14 Finite and Definite tasks and the "predominant common question in dispute is therefore not what these tasks are but whether one or more of these tasks should be classified as exempt" from overtime.
For more information about this Verizon first level local manager class action lawsuit, you can contact a San Diego overtime attorney at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik or visit the Verizon Local Manager Overtime Lawsuit Website. With employment law offices in San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco, the employment attorneys offer local managers free legal consultations to help assess if they have a viable claim for unpaid overtime wages.