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Class Action Wage & Hour Case Defeated on Record of Class Representative

Summary:


Corporate dictated a logical and well-documented management
employee structure with clearly defined duties and unique compensation
packages. Plaintiff class believed that because there was some overlap
in store manager and sales associate roles, other so-called managerial
responsibilities were illusory. These graphics described the corporate
structure and specific store manager responsibilities.

In 2002, a Fair Labor Standards Act claim was filed on behalf of several hundred national home electronics equipment chain store managers who regularly worked in excess of 40 hours per workweek without being paid overtime wages. At issue was whether their actual work duties exempted them from overtime.


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