National Employee Collective and Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against CVS

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Class Action Alleges Employees Subjected to Off-the-Clock Security Searches & Missed Breaks

The Class Action Lawsuit alleges that CVS operates 7,000 retail stores nationwide and has failed to pay its employees for required off the clock security checks.

A lawsuit has been filed in the Federal District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of New York, Case No. 10 Civ. 2075, on behalf of a class of current and former CVS employees alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York State labor laws. The lawsuit contends that employees at CVS stores are subjected to off-the-clock security checks at the end of each shift which can take up to 30 minutes. It also accuses the Rhode Island based company of forcing employees to work through meal and rest breaks without compensation and of failing to pay overtime wages.

The suit was filed by Jeanne D’Esposito and Gerald Lawrence of Lowey, Dannenberg, Cohen & Hart and Louis Ginsberg of the Law Offices of Louis Ginsberg, P.C. and alleges that after clocking out, employees are required to wait for a manager to be paged and then submit to a search of their person and personal belongings. The suit also maintains that employees are not paid overtime wages and are routinely required to work during paid meal and/or rest breaks and after they clock out.

For more information about the lawsuit contact Jeanne D’Esposito at 914-997-0500 or Louis Ginsberg at 1-800-LOSTJOB (1-800-567-8562), ext: 13.

About Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart:
Lowey Dannenberg has represented sophisticated clients in complex litigation for more than 40 years. The firm’s principal fields of practice are investor representation, healthcare cost recovery, antitrust, bankruptcy and creditors rights, and consumer protection. We have achieved many notable successes over the years that have resulted in recoveries totaling billions of dollars for our clients. You can count on Lowey Dannenberg to invest the time, energy, resources and legal skill to achieve a recovery in your best interest. For more information see

About the Law Offices of Louis Ginsberg, P.C.:
Louis Ginsberg, Esq. has practiced employment law for his entire twenty-two (22) year career. Mr. Ginsberg’s cases are often discussed in The N.Y. Daily News, The New York Post and other newspaper and internet media. His law firm has won numerous cases that have had profound impacts on the New York employment laws and have established new precedents in the law. Mr. Ginsberg has represented CEOs, professional athletes, an Olympian, a Congressman and television commentators. He has litigated all types of employment matters including wage and overtime pay issues, as well as issues involving wrongful termination, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, and breach of contract. Put our comprehensive knowledge, our vast experience and our record of successes to work for you. For more information see


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