Conway Legal’s Case Against Jewel-Osco Profiled in Chicago Tribune
The firm’s case against Jewel-Osco – which recently received conditional certification status from federal District Judge Mary Rowland in Chicago, Illinois – was profiled today in the Chicago Tribune. Conway Legal’s founder and managing partner, Jason Conway, was also quoted. The article can be found here. On February 3, 2021, Judge Rowland granted the Plaintiff’s request to send notice of the case to all current and former Assistant Store Directors who worked at Jewel-Osco between August 26, 2017 and February 3, 2021, for the purpose of informing them of the lawsuit and giving them a chance to join. It is expected notice will be sent to over 500 individuals. The Plaintiff asserts claims under federal and Illinois law that Assistant Store Directors were improperly denied overtime compensation for working more than 40 hours a week. Jewel-Osco pays Assistant Store Directors a salary regardless of the number of hours they work each week. Plaintiff alleges that Assistant Store Directors are required to work more than 40 hours each week and that, because their primary duty is the performance of manual labor (such as stocking shelves), they should be paid an hourly-wage, including overtime.
If you would like more information about the case, please contact Jason Conway at (215) 278-4782.