Price Chopper Reveals Terms of Class Action Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit

Price Chopper Reveals Terms of Class Action Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit

New York City — Reports recently surfaced indicating the two sides in a class action unpaid overtime lawsuit recently agreed to settlement terms between grocery store chain Price Chopper and potentially thousands of current and former workers who claimed the defendant owes them for hundreds of hours of back pay. The $6.5 million settlement will resolve claims with workers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New York but allow the defendant to avoid admitting any wrongdoing for what the lawsuit described as illegal and unfair business practices meant to shortchange workers.

The class action unpaid overtime lawsuit, originally filed in 2014 in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, claimed Price Chopper and its corporate owners intentionally misclassified workers as overtime exempt to avoid paying these individuals for all their hours worked and increase profits. The plaintiffs allege they were classified as “team leaders” in various departments throughout stores and given the titles, but not duties of managers as a facade of compliance with state and federal wage laws.

The plaintiffs allege that although they were given the tiles of managers, Price Chopper did not expect these workers to perform any of the duties in keeping with such a designation and instead performed essentially the same tasks as most hourly non-overtime exempt workers. These team leaders regularly worked over 40 hours per week in the bakery, deli, meat, seafood, grocery, front-end and produce departments but did not receive one and a half times their average hourly pay as compensation for overtime wages.

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), workers classified as managers must perform certain duties vital to the day to day operations of a business in order to qualify as overtime exempt employees. Many of these expected duties include the ability to hire and fire workers, set pay rates, discipline subordinates, and set work schedules. Unfortunately for many workers, business attempt to take advantage of these laws to suppress worker pay to benefit the bottom line of the company.

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