King Soopers/City Market Sued for Failing to Pay Overtime to Assistant Store Managers
Conway Legal today filed suit in federal district court in Denver, CO, 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 approximately 150 “King Soopers” and “City Market” stores in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming 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 class and collective action claims under both federal and Colorado law. A copy of the legal paperwork that started the lawsuit can be found here. Media coverage about the case can be found here, here and here.
The lawsuit alleges that Assistant Store Managers spend the majority of their time helping customers, moving freight, stocking shelves, building displays, counting inventory, cleaning the store, and otherwise standing in as cashiers, stockers, or other hourly workers. It alleges that The Kroger Company and Dillon Companies, LLC – as owners and operators of King Soopers and City Market 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 King Soopers or City Market between July 8, 2017 and the present.
If you are a current or former Assistant Store Manager at King Soopers or City Market and would like more information about the lawsuit, please call Conway Legal at (215) 278-4782.