Dick’s Sporting Goods has agreed to pay current and former employees $15 million to settle a federal wage and hour lawsuit.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), one of the oldest federal employment laws, most workers are entitled to minimum wage, currently $7.25/hour in most states, and overtime. The overtime laws provide that all employees who are not exempt from the FLSA must be paid at a rate of one and one half times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours.
If you believe you have been required to work overtime and have not been overtime compensation, contact an experienced wage and hour lawyer to discuss your options.
The class action lawsuit was the result of alleged pay practices at Dick’s that violated overtime laws.
The alleged violations included:
• Requiring employees to work through their breaks;
• Interrupting employees’ breaks without paying them for additional time worked;
• Requiring employees to work more than 40 hours in a week without paying overtime; and • Supervisors permitting workers to work more than 40 hours in a week, then requiring them take time off the following week.
The settlement won’t be final until approved by federal court at an upcoming hearing.
If you believe you or a co-worker has not been paid all the overtime required by law, a knowledgeable employment attorney can help. At Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP, our Atlanta employment lawyers have years of experience helping employees obtain the pay they deserve.
For more information, please call our Georgia employment law firm today.