Dick’s Sporting Goods has agreed to pay current and former employees $15 million to settle a federal
wage and hour lawsuit.
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), one of the oldest federal employment laws, most workers are entitled
to minimum wage, currently $7.25/hour in most states, and overtime. The
overtime laws provide that all employees who are not exempt from the FLSA
must be paid at a rate of one and one half times their regular rate of
pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours.
If you believe you have been required to work overtime and have not been
overtime compensation, contact an experienced
wage and hour lawyer to discuss your options.
The class action lawsuit was the result of alleged pay practices at Dick’s
that violated overtime laws.
The alleged violations included:
• Requiring employees to work through their breaks;
• Interrupting employees’ breaks without paying them for additional
• Requiring employees to work more than 40 hours in a week without
paying overtime; and • Supervisors permitting workers to work more
than 40 hours in a week, then requiring them take time off the following week.
The settlement won’t be final until approved by federal court at
an upcoming hearing.
If you believe you or a co-worker has not been paid all the overtime required
by law, a knowledgeable employment attorney can help. At The Buckley Law
Firm, LLC, our
Atlanta employment lawyers have years of experience helping employees obtain the pay they deserve.
For more information, please call our
Georgia employment law firm today.