BY: Charles Ash, IV | IN: Class Action & Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Unpaid Wages & Overtime
On November 7, 2014, Sommers Schwartz attorney Jason Thompson in conjunction with Robert J. Debry & Associates of Salt Lake City, filed a nationwide class action on behalf of current and former Bed Bath & Beyond Assistant Store Managers.
According to the complaint, Bed Bath & Beyond violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act by misclassifying the workers as salaried exempt employees in an effort to avoid paying them overtime. The Assistant Store Managers regularly worked 55-60 hours weekly, yet were never paid for their time beyond 40 hours per week.
The lawsuit is currently pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, and Sommers Schwartz is currently interviewing current and former Bed Bath & Beyond Assistant Store Managers from across the country for possible inclusion in the plaintiff class. Please contact attorney Jason Thompson of Sommers Schwartz’s Employment Litigation Group for more information.
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Charles R. Ash, IV is a Shareholder in Sommers Schwartz’s Complex Litigation groups. A substantial portion of Rob’s practice is devoted to collective and class actions arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and similar state laws.