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Tech companies make billions of dollars off the backs of salespeople who work non-stop so the company can succeed. Those software salespeople must be paid fairly and according to the law.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 20, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- On September 13, 2019 a former Sales Development Representative filed a lawsuit on behalf of Inside Sales Representatives against Quantcast Corp. ("Quantcast"). The Complaint alleges that Quantcast misclassified its Inside Sales Representatives as exempt and therefore, denied them overtime compensation. Specifically, the Complaint alleges that it was Quantcast's policy and practice to set sales goals that required overtime work, but it did not compensate Inside Sales Representatives for the hours they worked over forty (40) in a workweek. Quantcast is a website analytics company specializing in providing Artificial-Intelligence-driven real-time advertising, audience insight, and measurement services, targeted towards marketers and advertisers.
The Plaintiff brings his claims on behalf of himself and all other similarity situated Inside Sales Representatives (which includes Sales Development Representatives, Account Executives, Sales Executives, Account Managers, Field Account Managers, Client/Customer Relationship Specialists, and other positions with similar job titles and/or duties) who worked for Quantcast across the country. The Plaintiff brings his unpaid overtime claims as a collective action under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), and as a class action under California state wage and hour law. The Plaintiff seeks to recover unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, and other statutorily-permitted relief for himself and the putative FLSA Collective and state law class.
Plaintiff's attorney Austin Kaplan of Kaplan Law PLLC explains, "Tech companies make billions of dollars off the backs of salespeople who work non-stop so the company can succeed. Those software salespeople must be paid fairly and according to the law. We are committed to making sure that happens." Attorney Daniel S. Brome of Nichols Kaster, LLP explains, "Inside sales representatives in the tech industry often receive a base salary and commissions, without any overtime premiums, but industry practice is not a valid basis to deny legally required overtime payments."
Plaintiffs are represented by Matthew C. Helland and Daniel S. Brome of Nichols Kaster, LLP, 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, Brown v. Quantcast Corp., 3:19-cv-05773 (Northern District of California).
Additional information about how inside sales representatives may make a claim in the case may be found at www.nka.com or by calling Nichols Kaster, PLLP toll free at (877) 448-0492 ext. 226.
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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