On September 5, 2014, a California recruiting manager filed an overtime suit against Robert Half International Inc. The recruiting manager, Theresa Daniels, worked at Robert Half as a recruiting manager from January 2014 through June 2014. She filed suit in San Mateo County Superior Court in California.
The suit filed by Ms. Daniels made a number of claims, including:
- The company misclassified her and other, similar employees as exempt from overtime.
- She and other, similarly classified employees, did not have managerial duties that would classify them as exempt from California overtime laws.
- She and other, similarly classified employees, did not have managerial authority.
- She and other, similarly classified employees, had only a minimal role in supervising employees and not authority to make employment related decisions regarding other employees.
- All recruiting managers, Theresa Daniels included, were strictly monitored and tightly controlled by both the company policy and their direct supervisors.
The suit seeks class action status and back overtime pay for unpaid wages.
Robert Half indicated that there are meritorious defenses to the allegations being made by Ms. Daniels and they will be defending themselves against litigation.
If you or someone you know are misclassified as exempt – preventing you from receiving the overtime pay you are entitled to at work, please contact your southern California employment law experts right away: Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik.