Verkada Faces Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Failed Paying Salespeople

By Christie Smythe, Published Jan 24, 2023, 08:20am EST (Info+)

A former Verkada employee filed a proposed class action alleging the company wrongfully deprived sales representatives of pay while also demanding that they work at least 50 hours per week.

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This is the second lawsuit Verkada has faced from a former sales employee (see Verkada sued by a fired male sales director claiming sexual harassment and Verkada hires a top discrimination defense attorney).

In this report, we examine the allegations in the complaint, the legal grounds for the suit, and the implications for the company’s sales culture and organization.

Overtime ******

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******* **** ********* ****** ** “***** their ***** ******” *** “*** *** include ***** *** ****** **** *********** on ***** **** **********."

*** **** *** ***** ** * proposed ***** ****** ** ****** ** all ******* *** *** ****** ********* employed ** ******* ** ********** ** worked *** *** ******* ** *** state ****** *** **** **** *****.

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***** ************************ ***** ***, ***** *************** *** ** ********** "exempt" **** ******** ** **** ****** work "*********** *** *********"******* ** ***** ********'* "****** ** business,"** ** **** **** ** ***** 150% ** *** ******* **** *** all ***** ****** *** **** **** half ** ***** ************ ***** **** commissions.

*** ********* ***** *** *****'* ********** Welfare *************** **. *-****, ****** ** ******* ****, ** an ********* ******** ***** ********* *** exempt *** ***** *** ***.

(*) *** ********** ** *********** (*), (B) *** (*) ***** *****not ***** to any employee whose earnings exceed one and one-half (1 ½) times the minimum wage if **** **** **** of that employee’s compensation ********** ***********. [emphasis added]

********* ** *** ****, ***** ********* worked ** ****** ******* ******* ** remotely ****** *** ******** *** ***** situations ***** ***** ***** ***** ** considered ** "********'* ****** ** ********," thus **** **** *** "******* ************."

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***** ******* *** **** ******** ** Sales *********** *************** ************ ******* ********** did *** **** ****** *** ****** salesperson ********* ******* **** *** *** earn *********** *** *** *** ****** in *****. ******, **** **** ****** with ********** *****, ********** **************, ********** client ********, ******** ***** *** ********, and ****** ******** *****. **** ***** employees, **** ** ******* ********** *** Senior ******* **********, *** *** ****** in *****, ********** *** *** **** more **** **** ** ***** ************ from ***********.

******* *** *** "********* ******* **********", currently, *** ********,

***** **** *** ***** **** *** overtime, ***** ********* ** ******* **** "required ** **** * ******* ** 10 ***** *** ***," ******* ******** at *:**** ** *:****, ********* ** the *********:

***** *******, ** **** ** ***** regular ***** ********, ***** ******* **** required ** **** * ******* ** 10 ***** *** ***: *********, **** 6:30 *.*. ** *:** / *:** p.m. ** *:** *.*. ** *:** / *:** *.*. ***** ******* **** often ****** ********** ***** ** **** their *** ****** **** ******** ****** a ******* ******* ****** ** ***** each ***, ** ******* ** * minimum ****** ** ******** **** ********* clients **** ***.

Unreimbursed ********

******* **** ***** ********* **** ******** to **** **** **** ****** *** pandemic, ******** ** ***** ****, **** also ******** ******** ********* "******* *** internet, **** ***** *******, ****** ********, and *********," ********* ** *** *********.

********** *********** **** ********* "********* *** ** her ******** ** *** ********* ************ or ****** ******** ** *** ******** in ****** *********** ** *** ********* of *** ** *** ******."

********* ** *** *********, ******* "*********" failed ** ********* ********* *** ********.

********* *** ************* ***** ******* **** been ****** ** *********'* ******** ************* policy ***/** ******** ** **** **** have *** **** **** *** *** of ***** ******** ******** ** ******** out ***** *** ****** *** *********, thereby *********** ***** ******-**** ************, ** substantial ******* ** ** ****** ** trial.

The **** *********

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*** ******* ***** ********** ********* “$***,*** in ****** *** ******* ******* *** quarters ** ****,” “***% ** ***** ** **** - #1 ** *** & #* ** company,” *** “***% ** ***** ** 2020.”

*** ******* ********* ** ********** “****************” at *** ******* **** **:

****** *** **** ***** *****: ******** cold *********** *** *** *********, **** online ***** *** ******* ** ***** committees, ****** ********* *** ********* ********* with *-***** ********, ***** *****, ******* customers ****-**** *** **-**** *******.

******* ************** ** ****** ***** *** time ** ******* *** ****** * "hunter *********."

****** *********: ************ ****** ***** ********** of ******** ***** *****, ******, ****** demos, *** ****** ***** *******

Other ***** *** *****

** *** **** *** *****, ** found * ********* ** **** ********* facing ******* *******, ********* *** ***** settled.

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** ******* ****, ******** ******* * $1.65 ******* ****** ******** ********** **** a ***** ** ** "****** ********* managers" *** **** ********* ******** *** services,********* ********.

******* ****** *** ********** **** ******* Corp. *** **** ** ********** ******* court ** **** **** **** ******* violations ** **** ***** *** ******* labor *** *** *** ******* *** paying ******** ** ***** ********. ************ *********** "***** ********** ****** ************* ** to ** ***** *** **** ****** Defendant’s ******** *******." *** **** ** still *******.

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***** *************** ******** **** *** **** overtime ** *** ****** *** ** court, ******. ********* ********* ************ ***** that *** ********* **** ****** ****** inside ** ******* *********** **********, **"**************" ********** ***** **********.

No ******* **** *******

******* *** *** *** *************** *** Verkada *** *** ***** ** ******** for ******* **** ****.

Implications *** *******

***** *** ** ********** ***** *******, Silicon ****** ******* ******* *** ***** on * ********** ** ****** "***** sales ********" *** "*******" *** *** EMC ***** ** ****** "**** *** football ****"********* ** ******* ******** **** *********.

********* ******* *** *** ******* ********** mention **** *****, ********** ** *****. One ****** *** ********** ********** ** a "****** ******* *********" ** *** Mateo ******* ****-**** ******** *** ******* ** ***** **** and ****** *** *** "* ******-******** opportunity **** ***** *********." *** ****** wrote:

*** **** ** *** *********** ** be ** *** ****** * **** a **** , *** * ***** is **** *** ****** ** ** successful *****. ***** ******** (********** ** you *** ******* *** **** **** with * *** *****) *** **** nights. **** ******** ** ********** ***** yourself ** **** ***.

** **** *****, ** ** *** early ** ** ******* *** **** plaintiff ** *** ******* **** ** likely ** ******* ** *****. *** past *********** *** ** ***** ********* at ***** ********** ********* ******* ** has * ********** ******. ** ***** to **** *** ******** ** ******* suits, ******* *** **** ** ****** ease ** ** *** ******* ** places ** ***** ********* ** *** them ********.

*******, *******'* ***** ******* *** ************ are ******** ** *** ********* ******* so *** ******* ** ** ***** undermine **** ***********, ****** **** ** important **** ** *****.

Comments (3)

* ** ******* **** ******* *********** are ****** **********.

* ***** ***** *****'* * ********** who **** **** **** ****, ******* this ** *********** *** ***** *** cut **. *** *****'* **** ****** a ********** ** ******* *********** **** might *** **** ** ** *********** way ** *** **** ****** ****.

************ *** *******? "***** ******** * Worked ****" *** "******** ****** ****** On * ***** *****"

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****, ** ***, ***** **** ******* aims ** ** * ***** ****** of ******** ******* ***********, * ** curious *** **** **** ****.

****, ********** ** ****, ******* **** us * **** ********* ** *** other *********** ***** **** (*** *********** ****** **********) *** ** **** *** **** did *** *******. ** **** ** that **** **** ******** ******* ***** since ** ******* ***** ***** ********* generally ****** **** * ******** **********.

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** ******* *****,*** **** ********* *********** ***** ** Verkada's"*******'* ****" (*** *********** *****) **** year:

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