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California Overtime Law: Law Firms are Not Exempt

Contra Costa Lawyer, May, 2002
By Harvey Sohnen, Esq. and Patricia M. Kelly, Esq.

Recently, there has been new vigor in employees’ assertion of longstanding rights to overtime compensation in California. Last July’s Alameda County jury verdict of $90 million in Bell v. Farmers Insurance Exchange, an overtime class action brought by insurance adjusters who claimed that they were misclassified as exempt from overtime pay, reflects this trend, as do hundreds of pending overtime pay class actions throughout California. Law firms can also be subject to overtime claims. This article touches on some of the major issues.

Recently, there has been new vigor in employees’ assertion of longstanding rights to overtime compensation in California. Last July’s Alameda County jury verdict of $90 million in Bell v. Farmers Insurance Exchange, an overtime class action brought by insurance adjusters who claimed that they were misclassified as exempt from overtime pay, reflects this trend, as do hundreds of pending overtime pay class actions throughout California. Law firms can also be subject to overtime claims. This article touches on some of the major issues.

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