Assistant Managers

Is Your Company Paying You Overtime for those long workdays?

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The California Labor Attorneys at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP help Assistant Managers get the compensation they deserve.

Big box retail companies employ thousands of people who hold the job title of “Assistant Manager.”  Most of these companies that employ Assistant Managers classify these people as salaried employees exempt from receiving overtime pay.  All too often this means working ten (10) to twelve (12) hour shifts at least five (5) days a week and having no extra money to show for it.  Often, these big box retail companies know Assistant Managers should be getting paid overtime wages, but it saves their companies millions of dollars to break the law.  As a result, Assistant Managers are regularly overworked and underpaid. 

According to California Law, an employer must pay overtime to Assistant Managers, unless the employee spends at least 51% of their time:

  • Managing an “enterpise” or subdivision of the enterprise;
  • Supervising the work of two or more other employees;
  • Authorizing or giving recommendations about the employment, promotion, or termination of other employees;
  • Exercising discretion and independent judgment; and
  • Earn a salary of more than approximately $37,440 per year.

Employees who are commonly misclassified as exempt under California’s executive exemption include retail store managers and assistant managers.  If you spend much of your workday engaged in customer service related tasks and/or performing the same tasks that other non-exempt sales associates who earn overtime wages engage in, then you may be misclassified and are now owed overtime pay.

The California overtime lawyers at Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP have litigated numerous class action lawsuits involving large corporations requiring their Assistant Managers to work many uncompensated overtime hours. Just a few of the Cases brought by the firm on behalf of Assistant Managers include:

  • Lucero, et al. v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., to view a copy of the Sears Complaint click here
  • Adams, et al. v. Lowe’s HIW, Inc., to view a copy of the Lowe’s Complaint click here
  • Harvey, et al. v. PQ Operations, Inc., to view a copy of the PQ Operations Complaint click here; and 
  • Capps, et al. v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., to view a copy of the Home Depot Complaint click here.