The Complaint alleges that Informatica misclassified its Inside Sales Representatives (which includes Business Development Managers, Inside Sales Representatives, Sales Development Representatives, and other similar positions).
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, October 02, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — On September 30, 2019, a former Business Development Manager filed an overtime lawsuit on behalf of Inside Sales Representatives against Informatica, LLC (“Informatica”). The Complaint alleges that Informatica misclassified its Inside Sales Representatives (which includes Business Development Managers, Inside Sales Representatives, Sales Development Representatives, and other similar positions) as exempt and therefore denied them overtime pay. Informatica, which refers to itself as a “leader in Enterprise Cloud Data Management”, is a software company that makes and sells enterprise software solutions.
The plaintiff brought the case as a putative collective action under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and seeks to recover unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated (double) damages, and other statutorily-permitted relief for himself and others who join the case.
Michele Fisher, one of the plaintiff’s attorneys stated, “regardless of how inside salespersons are paid, they are generally entitled to overtime pay when they work over forty hours a week. If they are primarily making sales from inside of the office, and not spending most of their time physically selling outside of the office, they usually qualify for overtime pay. We seek to get these salespersons paid for the long hours they worked to meet Informatica’s production goals.”
Austin Kaplan of Kaplan Law Firm PLLC added, “technology companies have engineered solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems but seem unwilling to engineer a way to make sure their own salespeople are paid according to the law. We are proud to represent the talented people who work inside sales jobs and to help them recover their unpaid wages and overtime.”
Plaintiffs are represented by Michele R. Fisher, Matthew C. Helland, and Jay E. Eidsness of Nichols Kaster, PLLP, which has offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota and San Francisco, California, and Austin Kaplan of Kaplan Law Firm, PLLC in Austin, Texas. The case is entitled, Flynn et. al. v. Informatica, LLC, Case No. 3:19-cv-06192 (Northern District of California).
Additional information about the case and how inside sales representatives can make a claim can be found at www.nka.com or by calling Nichols Kaster, PLLP toll free at (877) 448-0492.
Nichols Kaster, with more than thirty lawyers in offices in Minneapolis and San Francisco, represents employees and consumers in individual, class, and collective action lawsuits throughout the country. The firm has recently received a First Tier ranking on the 2019 Best Law Firms List in Minneapolis for Litigation-Labor and Employment by U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”
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