Jewel-Osco Sued for Failing to Pay Overtime to Assistant Store Directors
Together with co-counsel, Conway Legal today filed suit in federal district court in Chicago, IL, on behalf of a current “Assistant Store Director” who has not been paid overtime compensation for working more than 40 hours in a workweek. The lawsuit alleges that Assistant Store Directors in approximately 188 “Jewel-Osco” stores in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa 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 Store Directors spend the majority of their time helping customers, working the cash register, moving products, stocking shelves, setting and resetting displays, counting inventory, cleaning the store, and otherwise standing in as cashiers, stockers, or other hourly workers. It alleges that New Albertsons, Inc., Jewel Food Stores, Inc., and American Drug Stores, LLC – as owners and operators of Jewel-Osco stores – have a policy, pattern, and/or practice of misclassifying Assistant Store Directors as exempt from overtime. It seeks to recover all unpaid overtime owed to Assistant Store Directors who work or have worked for Jewel-Osco between May 28, 2017 and the present.
If you are a current or former Assistant Store Director at Jewel-Osco and would like more information about the lawsuit, please call Conway Legal at (215) 278-4782.