Account Executives/Managers

Is Your Company Paying You Overtime?


Account Executives Receive help from Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP - California Employment Lawyers

In California, and across the United States, many thousands of people work as Account Executives and Account Managers.  Most companies that employ persons in the role of Account Executive classify these people as salaried employees exempt from receiving overtime pay for hours worked over eight in a workday and hours worked in excess of forty in a workweek.  Often, employers break the law when they choose to deny Account Executives overtime.  As a result, Account Executives are regularly overworked and underpaid.

According to California Law, an employer must pay overtime to sales related employees, including Account Executives, unless the employee: 

  1. Spends more than 50% of their time outside the employer’s place of business (home office can be considered employer’s place of business) principally involved in selling a good or a service (Outside Sales Exemption); or
  2. Earns more than 1 ½ times the minimum wage for all hours worked AND more than 50% of the employee’s compensation is derived from commission wages AND the employee works in the mercantile industry (covered by Wage Order 7) or in a professional, technical, clerical, mechanical or similar occupation (covered by Wage Order 4)(Inside Sales Exemption).

Recently, many lawsuits have been filed on behalf of Account Executives/Managers who assert that they were wrongly classified and should be rewarded with back overtime wages.

The lawyers at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP have litigated multiple class action lawsuits involving large corporations forcing their Account Executive employees to work many uncompensated overtime hours. Cases brought by the firm on behalf of Account Executives/Managers include:

  • LaGuardia, et al. v. Randstad Professionals US, LP, to view a copy of the Randstad Complaint click here
  • Poublon, et al. v. C.H. Robinson Company, to view a copy of the C.H. Robinson Complaint click here
  • Coleman-Williams, et al. v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., to view a copy of the Kaiser Complaint click here; and 
  • Morales, et al. v. Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc., to view a copy of the Wells Fargo Complaint click here.