Wage-And-Hour Lawsuit Filed Against Dick's Sporting Goods
UPDATED: June 19, 2018
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Employees at Dick's Sporting Goods, one of the nation's largest sporting goods stores, say that the retail giant forced them to work overtime and off-the-clock without pay and unlawfully deducted money from their paychecks. They've filed a class-action wage-and-hour lawsuit to get that money back – and thousands of Dick's employees may be affected.
Dick's Wage-And-Hour Class Action Lawsuit
Over 7,500 current and former Dick's Sporting Goods employees could be affected by a wage-and-hour lawsuit filed in Chicago state court. The employees allege that store managers required them to work overtime (more than 40 hours per week), but never paid them for it. They also allege that the company unlawfully deducted monies from their paychecks and made them work “off-the-clock” without pay – all violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state law. The wage-and-hour lawsuit seeks class action status, reimbursements of unpaid regular and overtime wages and an order barring the company from continuing to violate wage-and-hour laws. Unfortunately, Dick's employees aren't the only ones who have been harmed by wage-and-hour violations.
Wage-And-hour Lawsuits: Walmart, IBM, Abercrombie & Many More Pay Millions In Violations
Employees of some of the nation's largest corporations have filed wage-and-hour lawsuits for FLSA violations such as overtime, employee misclassifications, unpaid off-the-clock work and many others. Those corporations include Walmart, IBM, Abercrombie & Fitch, Merrill Lynch, Caribou Coffee and many, many others. Millions of dollars have been recovered for FLSA violations and wage-and-hour lawyers say that it's important for employees to know that they're likely not alone – because if a company has violated their FLSA rights, chances are that other employees' FLSA rights have also been violated and a wage-and-hour class action lawsuit may be appropriate.
Wage-and-hour Lawsuits: Fight Back Against FLSA Violations
If your employer has violated your wage-and-hour rights, you can fight back as you have a statutory right to unpaid wages such as being forced to work off-the-clock or for overtime wages (time and a half). Keep in mind that the FLSA protects employees from being retaliated against for filing claims. Contact an experienced wage-and-hour attorney in your state to discuss your situation, find out more and decide what course of action (if any) may be right for you.