Fred Meyer Sued for Failing to Pay Overtime to Assistant Store Managers
Together with co-counsel, Conway Legal today filed suit in federal district court in Cincinnati, OH, on behalf of a former “Assistant Store Manager” who was not paid overtime compensation for working more than 40 hours in a workweek. The lawsuit alleges that Assistant Store Managers in over 130 “Fred Meyer” stores in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington routinely work more than 40 hours a week in order to complete their job duties, yet are denied overtime compensation despite performing work that is substantially similar to those that are entitled to receive overtime. The lawsuit asserts collective action claims under federal law. A copy of the legal paperwork that started the lawsuit can be found here.
The lawsuit alleges that Assistant Store Managers spend the majority of their time serving customers, ringing customers up on the cash register, stocking shelves, unloading trucks, moving merchandise, counting inventory, and cleaning the store. It alleges that The Kroger Company and Fred Meyer Stores, Inc. – as owners and operators of Fred Meyer stores – have a policy, pattern, and/or practice of misclassifying Assistant Store Managers as exempt from overtime. It seeks to recover all unpaid overtime owed to Assistant Store Managers who work or have worked for Fred Meyer between January 19, 2018 and the present.
If you are a current or former Assistant Store Manager at Fred Meyer and would like more information about the lawsuit, please call Conway Legal at (215) 278-4782.