Chalmers et al. v. DSSV, Inc., d/b/a Brightwheel
Case No. 4:22-cv-08863 (Northern District of California)

On December 15, 2022, a putative collective action was filed against DSSV, Inc., also known as Brightwheel, by an inside sales representative for unpaid overtime. He is bringing the case forward on behalf of himself and other employees who were responsible for selling subscriptions to Brightwheel’s childcare management platform, including inside sales representatives, account executives, and sales development representatives.

The Complaint states that Brightwheel wrongly classified the inside sales representatives as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime protections, leading to the denial of overtime pay. The case aims to hold Brightwheel accountable for unpaid overtime premium pay for up to three years, double damages, and other legal remedies.

Our firm has joined forces with Michele Fisher of Nichols Kaster in Minneapolis, Minnesota to represent the plaintiffs.


Charles Scalise


Jon D. Rankin

Type of Case

Unpaid Overtime


Am I eligible?

You may be eligible to make a federal law claim in this case if you worked for Brightwheel at any time within the past three years as an inside sales representative, or other similar position, and were not paid an overtime premium for the hours you worked over 40 per week. . Please reach out to case manager Jon D. Rankin at (512) 379-5981 or to confirm if you are eligible.


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Case Updates
January 17, 2023

Inside Sales Representatives Launch Demands for Overtime Pay from Brightwheel

An inside sales representative has taken legal action against Brightwheel, a company that provides a childcare management platform, for unpaid overtime on December 15, 2022. The representative is bringing the case on behalf of other sales representatives and account executives who were responsible for selling subscriptions to the company’s platform.

The complaint alleges that Brightwheel wrongly classified the employees as exempt from overtime protections, which resulted in them being denied overtime pay. The lawsuit aims to hold Brightwheel accountable for unpaid overtime pay, double damages and other forms of compensation for up to three years.

The case is being handled by attorneys from Ross Scalise Law Group, P.C. and Nichols Kaster, PLLP and is titled, Chalmers et al. v. DSSV, Inc., d/b/a Brightwheel, Case No. 4:22-cv-08863 (Northern District of California).

Ross • Scalise Law Group is accepting as new clients current and former Brightwheel sales representatives from anywhere in the country who worked unpaid overtime hours in the past three years. For additional information about how to make a claim, visit or contact the case agent, Jon D. Rankin at (512) 474-7677 or

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