On August 5, 2016, a former inside sales executive filed a proposed class action arbitration in New York, New York seeking overtime wages from Zocdoc, Inc. ("Zocdoc"). He brought the case on behalf of himself and all other individuals in similar job positions nationwide who were paid a salary plus commissions with no additional overtime premium. The case alleges that Zocdoc misclassified its inside sales personnel as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act's requirements, and as a result, failed to pay them overtime wages when they worked more than forty (40) hours in a workweek. The lawsuit seeks overtime premiums, plus double damages.
Zocdoc is a tech company that sells and develops a software platform sold as a service to healthcare providers. Patients of the subscribing healthcare providers can look up information on their doctor and book appoints through Zocdoc's website or smartphone app. Zocdoc is headquartered in New York, New York, and, according to its LinkedIn profile, employs 500 to 1000 employees nationwide.
Plaintiff's attorney Daniel Brome stated, "Zocdoc demanded these employees work long hours. By misclassifying them as exempt employees, Zocdoc avoided paying overtime premiums and providing other protections these workers should have received. Through this lawsuit, we seek to recover the overtime premiums that should have been paid by law."
The Plaintiffs in the case are represented by Michele R. Fisher and Daniel S. Brome from Nichols Kaster, PLLP, which has offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota and San Francisco, California.
This case is entitled, Chambers v. Zocdoc, Inc., AAA No. 01-16-0003-2559 (AAA, New York, NY).