Gabe’s Sued for Failing to Pay Overtime to Assistant Managers
Conway Legal filed suit today in federal district court in Harrisburg, PA, on behalf of a former “Assistant Manager” who was not paid overtime compensation for working more than 40 hours in a workweek. The lawsuit alleges that Assistant Managers – namely Merchandise Managers and Customer Experience Managers – in over 100 “Gabe’s” retail stores in 13 states routinely work more than 40 hours a week in order to perform their job duties, yet are denied overtime compensation despite performing work that is substantially similar to those that are entitled to receive overtime. A copy of the legal paperwork that started the lawsuit can be found here.
The lawsuit alleges that Assistant Managers spent the majority of their time performing the same duties as hourly employees, including helping customers, ringing up customers on the cash register, unloading trucks, processing freight, moving merchandise, taking orders, and cleaning the store. It alleges that Gabe’s has a policy, pattern, and/or practice of misclassifying Assistant Managers as exempt from overtime. It seeks to recover all unpaid overtime owed to Assistant Managers who worked for Gabe’s between November 26, 2016 and the present.
If you are a current or former Assistant Manager, i.e., Merchandise Manager or Customer Experience Manager, at Gabe’s and would like more information about the lawsuit, please call Conway Legal at (215) 278-4782.