Thousands of Costco employees nationwide may be affected by a lawsuit brought by former employees who claim that at the end of a shift Costco would close the doors and lock employees in without paying them overtime - a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Employees claim they were not paid overtime
The lawsuit, filed in California in 2009, claims that employees were never paid overtime for the time spent locked in and waiting for management to finish administrative duties including emptying cash registers and removing jewelry from display cases.
Class Action against Super Warehouse
In December 2010, the wage and hour lawsuit against the super warehouse was granted class action and a conditional collective action status nationwide.
Sales employees often owed overtime pay by country's biggest retailers
Our wage lawyers have seen all types of violations, including:
- managers requiring employees to finish work off-the-clock
- punishing employees for working overtime and
- erasing hours worked on time cards.
Does your employer owe you overtime?
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