According to this lawsuit, the owner of the T.J. Maxx retail chain store is facing claims that salaried shift supervisors at a local warehouse have been improperly classified as managers and have been denied overtime pay. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Carolyn Dunn Luksza and Patricia Foser who are seeking class-action status to represent themselves as well as all T.J. Maxx employees in similar situations. The lawsuit shows that those eligible to join in the lawsuit are T.J. Maxx supervisors in Nevada including forty to sixty supervisors at the Las Vegas distribution warehouse.
The claims state that Carolyn Dunn Luksza and Patricia Foser usually worked over forty hours per week for the T.J. Maxx retail Company but were not paid all of their earned wages for their time worked over the forty hours in each individual work week. They were also misclassified as “exempt” from receiving overtime pay which is in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The shift supervisors in this lawsuit are required to supervise line workers and must maintain a quota which represents the number of packages shipped per shift, per shift supervisor. The supervisors are not professionals, executives, or administrators according to federal law and do not have the authority to make independent decisions or to make policies.
The lawsuit alleges violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and of state wage and hour statutes including alleged misclassification of positions of being exempt from overtime pay as well as alleged entitlement to additional wages for off the clock work by hourly employees. The lawsuit is seeking unspecified monetary damages, injunctive relief, and attorneys’ fees.
Employees all over the United States go to work every day with the understanding that they will paid properly for the hours they work and for what job position they have. Unfortunately, however, many companies find ways around paying employees the way they should by misclassifying them as employees of a certain position and also failing to pay them overtime pay. If you feel that you have not received the overtime pay you are entitled to at your workplace, then you should speak to a Tennessee employment overtime pay lawyer as soon as possible. They will hear your case and make sure you get the compensation you deserve for the hours you have worked.
Cases similar to this one happen all too frequently to employees all over the United States and even right here to Tennessee employees. If you or someone you know feels that you have not properly been paid the overtime you deserve, then we strongly recommend that you contact one of our knowledgeable and caring Tennessee labor and overtime pay attorneys immediately. We care about our clients and will work with you to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for your hard work.
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