Lawsuit Investigation: Were BCforward Onboarding Specialists Illegally Underpaid?
Last Updated on May 10, 2023
At A Glance
- This Alert Affects:
- Current and former employees of Bucher and Christian Consulting, Inc. (doing business as BCforward) who worked as onboarding specialists.
- What’s Going On?
- BCforward onboarding specialists were reportedly reclassified as non-exempt employees and had their wages switched from salaries to hourly pay, and it’s possible that they may have been illegally underpaid prior to the reclassification. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking into whether a lawsuit can be filed over potential labor law violations.
- How Could a Lawsuit Help?
- A lawsuit could potentially help onboarding specialists get back unpaid wages they may be owed.
- What You Can Do
- If you work or worked for BCforward as an onboarding specialist, fill out the form on this page to learn more about the investigation.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear from anyone who worked for Bucher and Christian Consulting (doing business as BCforward) as an onboarding specialist.
These workers were reportedly reclassified as non-exempt employees and had their wages switched from annual salaries to hourly pay, and it’s possible that they were illegally underpaid prior to the reclassification. Specifically, the attorneys are investigating whether BCforward onboarding specialists were denied time-and-a-half overtime wages when they worked more than 40 hours per week – and, if so, whether a lawsuit can be filed on their behalf.
A successful lawsuit could help workers recover money for potentially unpaid wages.
If you worked for BCforward as an onboarding specialist, fill out the form on this page to share your story and find out how you may be able to help the investigation.
Why Might BCforward Employees Be Owed Wages After Being Reclassified?
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) grants certain protections, including overtime wages, to all employees who meet certain criteria. Specifically, these workers, called “non-exempt” employees, must be paid at a rate of one-and-a-half times their regular pay rate for all hours worked over 40 per workweek.
Some employees are classified as “exempt” from the FLSA’s overtime pay requirements. Common examples include certain commissioned sales employees, computer professionals who make more than $27.63 per hour, and certain executives and administrative employees. For the most part, exemptions are determined based on the type of work being performed. In other words, just because a worker is paid an annual salary does not mean they are exempt from receiving overtime pay.
It’s believed BCforward recently reclassified its onboarding specialists as non-exempt employees, and the attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking into whether these workers should have been paid overtime wages prior to their reclassification. If employees were illegally underpaid, it’s possible that a lawsuit could be filed against the company on their behalf.
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
A successful lawsuit could help current and former onboarding specialists get back any unpaid overtime wages they’re owed. It could also force BCforward to ensure that its workers are properly paid in the future.
What You Can Do
If you work or worked for Bucher and Christian Consulting and want to help the investigation, fill out the form on this page.
After you get in touch, an attorney or legal representative may reach out to you directly to explain how you may be able to help get a lawsuit started. It costs nothing to get in touch, and you’re not obligated to take legal action if you don’t want to.
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