Bad bosses list: Costco employees routinely “locked-in” by employers and never given proper compensation under overtime laws.
Thousands of Costco employees nationwide may be affected by a lawsuit brought by former employees who claim that at the end of a shift Costco would close the doors and lock employees in without paying them overtime – a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Employees claim they were not paid overtime
The lawsuit, filed in California in 2009, claims that employees were never paid overtime for the time spent locked in and waiting for management to finish administrative duties including emptying cash registers and removing jewelry from display cases.
Class Action against Super Warehouse
In December 2010, the wage and hour lawsuit against the super warehouse was granted class action and a conditional collective action status nationwide.
Sales employees often owed overtime pay by country’s biggest retailers
These types of labor violations in the retail industry can be extremely profitable for employers. Employers like Costco, Wal-Mart, Target, CVS, and a host of other companies avoid paying thousands if not millions of dollars by failing to follow wage and hour laws.
Our wage lawyers have seen all types of violations, including:
- managers requiring employees to finish work off-the-clock
- punishing employees for working overtime and
- erasing hours worked on time cards.
Does your employer owe you overtime?
If you think you are owed overtime, or are not sure if you should be receiving overtime under the law you can order our free report to learn about how these violations affect your paycheck.