Kroger 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 two former “Assistant Store Managers” who were not paid overtime compensation for working more than 40 hours in a workweek. The lawsuit alleges that Assistant Store Managers in over 1,200 “Kroger” stores in 15 states 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 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 Kroger has 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 February 9, 2018 and the present.
If you are a current or former Assistant Store Manager at Kroger and would like more information about the lawsuit, please call Conway Legal at (215) 278-4782.