Wells Fargo Business Sales Consultants: Denied Overtime?
Wells Fargo Overtime Lawsuit Business Sales Consultants
If you worked as a Wells Fargo business sales consultant and did not receive overtime pay, you may have legal recourse to seek up to three years of back wages. It is believed that the bank may have improperly classified these employees as “exempt” or ineligible for overtime pay. As a result, Wells Fargo business sales consultants who were denied overtime pay after working 40 hours a week may be able to make a claim to recover twice the amount of these unpaid overtime wages.
Denied overtime as a Wells Fargo business sales consultant? Find out if you can make a claim for compensation by completing our free case review form. There is a strict time limit for filing all unpaid overtime claims, so do not hesitate to take advantage of this no cost, online consultation today.
Wells Fargo Overtime Lawsuit 2011
In February 2011, it was reported that the bank faced a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of California business sales consultants who were denied overtime pay. According to the Wells Fargo overtime lawsuit, the bank misclassified them as "commissioned sales people" who are unable to collect overtime wages. However, the suit claims, they should not be categorized as such, because they do not make sales commissions, but rather a salary plus an incentive bonus which is less than 50% of their total pay week to week. Essentially, the Wells Fargo overtime lawsuit claims that the business sales consultants are entitled to overtime pay because they do not meet the inside sales exemption, which would disqualify them from time-and-a-half pay, as half of their total earnings are not made through commission. Furthermore, they should not be considered ineligible for overtime pay under the "outside salespeople" exemption because they must initiate phone and website sales calls at the company's banking locations, according to the Wells Fargo overtime case.
If you have worked as a Wells Fargo business sales consultant and did not receive time-and-a-half pay, find out if you can make a claim for back overtime wages in light of this Wells Fargo overtime pay litigation. Simply complete our free case review for a no cost evaluation of your claim.
Unpaid Overtime Claims
When an employee is misclassified as ineligible for overtime pay, they may be able to make a claim for monetary damages. Potentially, Wells Fargo business sales consultants who were denied overtime pay may be able to seek up to two years of unpaid overtime, or three years in cases of willful violations. They may also be entitled to an equal amount in liquidated damages, which would double the amount of back pay recovered. To learn more about the financial compensation which may be available to business sales consultants wrongfully denied overtime pay, complete our no cost case evaluation form. Employers are prohibited by federal overtime law from retaliating against workers who exercise their legal rights.