From its inception through 2013 (when numerous lawsuits were filed and the U.S. Department of Labor resolved an audit of the entire company), Bloomberg L.P. failed to pay overtime premium pay to any class of employees except interns. Since then, Bloomberg “reclassified” some positions and began paying overtime to some but not all of its employees. Currently, Getman, Sweeney, & Dunn is suing Bloomberg, LP for its failure to pay Global Data workers overtime for hours over forty.
It appears to Getman, Sweeney, & Dunn that there are employees in other divisions, including employees at Bloomberg News, that are entitled to overtime pay that might still only be paid a salary and classified as exempt. Please note that being paid a salary does not mean that you are exempt from overtime. The law requires employers to pay overtime premium wages to workers employed in non-exempt positions even when employees are paid a salary. You should also know that even if you were terminated from employment and signed a severance agreement and release, you still retain the right to pursue your claims for overtime due under the federal law. Similarly, if Bloomberg asked you to sign a confidentiality or non disclosure agreement this cannot prevent you from speaking to an attorney about your situation.
If you currently work or have worked within the last 6 years in any help-desk, call center, data, technical, or media monitoring position at Bloomberg LP, Getman, Sweeney & Dunn is happy to review your pay situation. Call us at (845) 255-9370 or send us an email. The consultation is confidential and free, and there is no obligation to bring a case.
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