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Conway Legal Files Action Against Build-A-Bear Workshop Seeking Unpaid Overtime for Store Managers

Together with co-counsel, Conway Legal today filed suit in federal district court in Philadelphia seeking to recover unpaid overtime on behalf of current and former Store Managers at Build-A-Bear Workshop.  The Plaintiff, a former Store Manager who worked in a Pennsylvania location, alleges that Build-A-Bear improperly denied him and other Store Managers - also known as Chief Workshop Managers - overtime compensation for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek, in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.  The Plaintiff seeks to represent all Store Managers who were classified as exempt from overtime who worked for Build-A-Bear throughout the United States between August 10, 2014 and the present.  The Plaintiff also seeks to recover unpaid overtime while Store Managers participated in mandatory company training.

If you are a current or former Store Manager/Chief Workshop Manager at Build-A-Bear and worked more than 40 hours in a workweek without receiving overtime you may be eligible to participate in the lawsuit.  If you have any questions, including regarding your eligibility to join, call us at Conway Legal.  You won't need bear spray for that.

Jason Conway