Aldi Overtime Pay Wage & Hour Laws
Aldi Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Aldi Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Commonly asked overtime pay law questions about Aldi:

What is Aldi?

Aldi is an international discount super market chain that is based in Germany. Aldi’s American headquarters is located in Batavia, Illinois.

The chain is made of two separate groups that operate in the United States under the Aldi and Trader Joe’s brand names. There are over 9,600 Aldi locations worldwide.

Who Does Aldi Employ?

Aldi employs over 25,000 people worldwide. Our experienced overtime pay lawyers handle cases for all Aldi employees, including the following:

Where is Aldi Located?

Aldi’s American headquarters is located in Batavia, Illinois. The company has expanded to have stores throughout the United States. Some of the U.S. locations include:

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What are the Laws for Aldi Employee Overtime Pay?

Under the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA), many Aldi 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 Aldi Employee Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Aldi employees are often required to work double shifts, as well as additional time before and after their scheduled shift. As a result, many Aldi 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 Aldi 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, Aldi store managers may be classified as exempt by the company based on their “manager” title, when, in reality, their job duties reflect a non-exempt position.

Aldi 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 Aldi.

Does Aldi Have to Pay Overtime Wages to its Employees?

In many cases Aldi 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 Aldi 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 Aldi 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 Aldi Been Involved in Overtime Pay Lawsuits?

Over the past several years, current or former supermarket employees have brought a number of lawsuits against companies like Aldi in an effort to reclaim lost overtime wages. Here are a few examples of such lawsuits:

  • A former employee for a Miami, Florida supermarket recently hit the company with a class action unpaid overtime lawsuit alleging the defendant failed to pay him and others time and a half for overtime hours. The plaintiff alleges he frequently worked more than 40 hours per week, often as many as 64 hours, from May 2015 through December 2016 at Zubi supermarket. The plaintiff’s regular hourly pay rate was $9.00 and the defendant refused to pay one and a half times the regular wage for overtime hours.
  • An overtime pay lawsuit alleged that Price Chopper violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by improperly misclassifying team members as overtime exempt. The lead plaintiff in the case claimed that she worked for Price Chopper as a “team leader” in several Massachusetts stores from 1983 until June 2014, frequently working 45 to 50 hours per week without overtime. The lead plaintiff asserted that she performed many of the same duties side by side with non-exempt workers, the latter receiving overtime for the work performed in the bakery, deli, meat, seafood, grocery, front-end, and produce departments.
  • Employees of Save-A-Lot grocery stores are awaiting final approval of a $4.5 million settlement offer in their class action overtime lawsuit. The grocery store assistant store managers (ASM) brought their lawsuit against Moran Foods LLC, the parent company for Save-A-Lot stores, in May 2012. They claimed the company intentionally failed to pay overtime and proper wages, first through misclassification, and then through company policies.

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