Grocery Store Chains Continued to Be Sued for Recovery of Unpaid Overtime
Conway Legal has long been a staunch defender of employees who work for big box grocery chains. Recently, a case involving Jewel-Osco was profiled in the Chicago Tribune. Conway Legal’s founder and managing partner, Jason Conway, was quoted. The article can be found here. The Plaintiff, Lisa Piazza, 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.
Conway Legal was formerly lead counsel representing the ASDs. The firm is no longer involved in the lawsuit and does not represent any employees. If you have questions about the litigation, please direct them to counsel for the ASDs, Daniel Levin, Esq., at the law firm of Levin, Sedran, and Berman at (215) 592-1500.