Reports have surfaced that retail giants Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us may be misclassifying Assistant Store Managers as exempt in an effort to avoid paying overtime. Misclassifying employees is a violation of wage and hour provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the reports, Assistant Store Managers at Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us often work 50-60 hours per week without receiving the time-and-a-half overtime pay required by federal employment laws.

The attorneys in Sommers Schwartz’s Employment Litigation Group are investigating these reports. If you worked at Toys “R” Us or Babies “R” Us as an Assistant Store Manager, please contact us to share your experience. The consultation is free, and if you are not being paid the overtime you earned, we can help you recover your unpaid wages.