Plaintiffs were not provided with overtime compensation and other benefits required by law as a result of being classified as 'exempt' by Dollar Tree
Orange County, CA (PRWEB) July 26, 2012
On July 20, 2012, the class action employment law firm Blumenthal Nordrehaug & Bhowmik filed a wage and hour lawsuit against Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. (“Dollar Tree”) alleging they misclassified the Plaintiffs, who worked as Store Managers, as exempt from overtime and consequently failed to pay them for all hours worked. Oscar Molina and Sylvia Garcia, et al. vs. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., Case No. 30-2012-00585338-CU-OE-CJC is currently pending in the Superior Court for the State of California for the County of Orange.
The wage and hour Complaint alleges that the Plaintiffs, who worked as Store Managers, mostly engaged in non-exempt tasks through the day, including working the retail register, taking inventory, and handling customer service requests. The Complaint further alleges that the Store Managers had only a minor role supervising employees, alleging that they had no authority to hire, fire, or promote employees, train employees, or discipline employees. Moreover, the Complaint alleges that “the Plaintiffs were ‘Store Managers’ in name only, because they did not have managerial duties or authority.”
Managing partner, Norman B. Blumenthal, stated “large corporations will often use misclassification schemes to get the benefit of all their employees’ work while only paying them for some it.”
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