Current and former employees for the call center of Harry & David in Medford, Oregon filed a potential class action lawsuit in March 2018 which was conditionally certified under the FLSA in January 2019. The case seeks to recover unpaid regular and overtime wages alleged owed pursuant to the FLSA and Oregon wage statutes. The court recently granted Plaintiff’s Motion for Class Certification.
The lawsuit alleges that Harry & David did not pay its Medford call center employees for all time worked on site, they did not provide 30-minute meal breaks, and required employees to perform duties both before and after shifts which were not properly compensated. The class is defined as all current and former hourly-paid call center agents at the Harry & David Medford, Oregon call center who at any time since March 8, 2012 worked in call-handling positions.
The case is Jennifer Harrison v. Harry & David Operations, Inc., et al., in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, Medford Division, Case No. 1:18-cv-00410-CL. Steve Larson with the law firm of Stoll Berne is one of the attorneys representing the class members in this action.
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