Rite Aid Corp. has agreed to pay $20.9 million to settle Fair Labor Standards Act class claims lodged by assistant store managers across the country who claimed they were wrongfully classified as overtime-exempt. The proposed settlement is an omnibus settlement that marks the end of several years of dogged litigation – literally coast to coast from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon. Steve Larson, a shareholder at Stoll Berne, represented Donna Garcia from Bend, Oregon, who served as the plaintiff in the suit on behalf of the Oregon assistant store managers filed in the federal district court of Oregon. Continue reading “Rite Aid Corp. settles assistant store manager overtime class action”
Rite Aid Corp. has agreed to pay $20.9 million to settle Fair Labor Standards Act class claims lodged by assistant store managers, who claim they were wrongfully classified as overtime-exempt. The parties asked the federal court in the Middle District of Pennsylvania to approve the settlement, which will dismiss the claims in 14 other lawsuits filed in state and federal courts across the country alleging Rite Aid failed to pay its assistant store managers and co-managers time-and-a-half overtime pay. Continue reading “Rite Aid settles overtime class actions”
In a March 27, 2012 per curiam decision, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, reversed a trial court order denying class certification in the complaint captioned Jennifer Hearn, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff-Appellant v. Rite Aid Corporation, and Rite Aid of New Jersey, Defendants-Respondents, Case No. A-2009-10T1 (N.J. Sup.Ct.).