Nexus Business Solutions Lawsuit
If you are or were a Business Development Manager (BDM) at Nexus Business Solutions, you may have opportunity to join a class action to collect overtime wages owed to you. Below, we summarize the details of a case involving a BDM at Nexus Business Solutions in which she was misclassified as exempt. This misclassification meant she was denied overtime wages that were due to her.
Nexus Business Solutions Business Development Manager Overtime Case
This is a FLSA class / collective action for overtime wages lawsuit
ALICIA BROWN, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated v. NEXUS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA. CASE NO.: 1:17-cv-01679-CAP
Ms. Brown alleges for herself and all other present and former Business Development Manager that they were misclassified as exempt employees and thus entitled to overtime wages under the FLSA, plus an equal sum in liquidated damages.
What Were the BDM’s Duties?
Brown worked as a salaried business development manager working from her home and seeking out business leads of businesses who have fleets of vehicles by marketing and promoting General Motors to the businesses. However, Business Development Managers do not sell the vehicles nor take orders for vehicles and all sales and orders for GM vehicles are conducted by GM dealers or other Fleet vehicle companies.
Business Development Managers Are Not Exempt
Thus, Brown contends that NEXUS, who has the burden to prove an exemption from the overtime wage laws of the FLSA, cannot prove BDM are exempt under the Outside Sales Exemption since they do not actually sell anything and that their primary duty is marketing and promotion and generating leads. Further that they fail the administrative exemption since their primary duty does not involved discretion and judgment and is tied to production. Simply paying an employee a salary is not a defense to paying overtime wages under the FLSA.
Could You Join the Nexus Class Action Lawsuit?
Any BDM wishing to discussion their experience should contact our employment law attorneys at Feldman Legal Group. The case seeks to recover overtime wages plus an equal sum in liquidated damages, attorney’s fees for all present and former BDM employed in the past 3 years. The FLSA prohibits retaliation for making a claim or pursuing wages, and a person’s rights to wages under the FLSA generally cannot be foreclosed by a severance agreement.
If you were wrongfully denied overtime wages, contact Feldman Legal Group. Count on our aggressive representation to protect your rights. We get justice for workers.
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