One would think that law firms would follow the law. Well, sometimes, its is more the opposite. A medium sized Ohio law firm is sued for wage violations in its office. The firm pays salary to secretaries and never pays overtime. Lazzaro Law Firm in Cleveland represents some 40 secretaries in a class action law suit filed in US district court. The secretaries were classified as executive, even though none of them supervised other employees or performed any managerial work.
Anthony Lazzaro, the plaintiffs’ lawyer, said he doubted this particular firm is the only firm to commit this violation. Lazzaro specializes in wage and hour cases. As one lawyer commented, this is probably a failry common mistake in many businesses and law firms.