Pelton Graham LLC secured a settlement of more than $2 Million on behalf a class of non-exempt employees of a small grocery chain who were not paid overtime premiums, among other wage and hour violations. This very favorable settlement was reached after several years of hard-fought litigation, as the case approached the trial date.
Many grocery stores misclassify their workers as overtime “exempt” by calling them department managers and paying them on a salary basis, despite the fact that they do not meet the duties requirements for an exempt executive and do not in fact manage other employees. These employees are often times required to work very long hours performing primarily manual labor, yet they are not paid overtime premiums for their overtime hours, in violation of federal and state laws.
You should contact an attorney experienced in handling unpaid overtime matters in the grocery store industry to discuss your personal situation and discover what claims you may have. The attorneys at Pelton Graham are experienced at advocating for clients who have experienced wage theft in grocery stores and are happy to talk with you about your experience. Consultations are free, and as contingency fee attorneys, we do not get paid unless we recover for you.