Ace Hardware Overtime Pay Wage and Hour Laws
Ace Hardware Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Ace Hardware Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Commonly asked overtime pay law questions about Ace Hardware:

What is Ace Hardware?

Ace Hardware is an American hardware chain that was founded in 1924 in Chicago, Illinois.

Today, there are over 4,000 locations in North America with over 100,000 employees. The company is now headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Who Does Ace Hardware Employ?

As of 2017, Ace Hardware employs about 80,000 store associates, about 900 corporate employees, and about 5,000 distribution and manufacturing facilities employees. Our experienced overtime pay lawyers handle cases for all Ace Hardware employees, including the following:

Where is Ace Hardware Located?

Ace Hardware’s global corporate headquarters is located in Oak Brook, Illinois. The company has expanded to have more than 4,600 stores in all 50 states and more than 70 countries on six continents. Some of the U.S. locations include:

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What are the Laws for Ace Hardware Employee Overtime Pay?

Under the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA), many Ace Hardware employees are considered non-exempt and therefore entitled to overtime pay.

If an employee is non-exempt under the FLSA, the law requires that they are paid overtime wages of one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for every hour past 40 in one week.

The FLSA has several exemptions, however, that would preclude employees from receiving overtime pay. For example, employees with “adminstrative” or “professional” roles may fall under these exemptions.

It is important to note that exemption is not determined solely based on job title. Rather, job description, job duties, rate of pay, and hours worked are used to determine if an employee should receive overtime pay.

On top of the FLSA, some states have their own overtime pay laws. These laws may complement or contradict the FLSA, so it is important to consult an experienced attorney who is familiar with all the applicable overtime pay laws.

Is an Ace Hardware Employee Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Ace Hardware employees are often required to work double shifts, as well as additional time before and after their scheduled shift. As a result, many Ace Hardware employees end up working more than 40 hours per week, and are therefore entitled to overtime pay.

Employees who are exempt under the FLSA are not entitled to overtime pay. Whether or not an Ace Hardware employee falls under the “administrative” or “professional” exemptions is determine based on job description, job duties, rate of pay, and number of hours worked.

Employers often deny or unlawfully refuse to pay overtime by misclassifying the positions of the workers, claiming that they are exempt when, in reality, they are not. For example, store managers may be classified as exempt by Ace Hardware based on their “manager” title, when, in reality, their job duties reflect a non-exempt position.

Amazon may also require their employees to report to work early but not “punch the clock” until later or strike hours off of time cards, or they may refuse to pay employees for work done before the shift starts and after they punch out for the day.

These are violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and can give rise to an overtime pay lawsuit.

An experienced overtime pay attorney will be able to analyze your case in the context of the FLSA and your state’s laws to determine if you are due overtime wages from Ace Hardware.

Does Ace Hardware Have to Pay Overtime Wages to its Employees?

In many cases Ace Hardware is required to pay overtime wages to employees that work more than 40 hours in one week. This excludes employees who are considered exempt under the FLSA.

Exemption is not cut and dry; the FLSA is a complicated law and state laws can complicate the picture even further.

If you believe that Ace Hardware owes you overtime pay, it is best to consult an attorney who has experience with the FLSA and state overtime wage laws.

To determine whether you are eligible for filing a wage claim, contact our experienced Ace Hardware Overtime Pay Lawyers at (855) 754-2795 for a Free Consultation to discuss your case or complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Form on this page.  We will discuss your situation and determine if you have a claim. If you are owed unpaid wages, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are never any legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement.

Has Ace Hardware Been Involved in Overtime Pay Lawsuits?

Over the past several years, current or former employees have brought a number of lawsuits against companies like Ace Hardware in an effort to reclaim lost overtime wages. If you believe Ace Hardware is denying you overtime wages, you could have a case similar to that of a previous lawsuit. Here are a few examples of such lawsuits:

  • A group of delivery drivers filed a class action suit against Home Depot for alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New Jersey wage laws. The drivers meet the requirements for nonexempt hourly employees, but instead of paying the plaintiffs one and one half times his or her regular rate for each hour worked in excess of 40 hours per workweek as required by FLSA, Home Depot allegedly forced them to accept compensatory time off the week following any workweek in which they worked overtime.
  • Lowe’s human resource managers reached a $3.5 million settlement with the company in their overtime pay class action lawsuit. The human resource managers claimed the home improvement retailer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when it misclassified their positions as exempt from overtime pay because their duties did not reach the level of authority and discretion associated with overtime exemptions.

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