Employees sue Sears Roebuck for failing to pay minimum wages and overtime pay

Posted on: May 4th, 2011 by Steve Larson
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A class action lawsuit has been filed against Sears Roebuck & Co. in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Riverside (entitled Nikola Lovig v. Sears Roebuck & Co.).  The complaint alleges that Sears Roebuck failed to pay certain hourly and non-exempt employees (including certain Sears Roebuck technicians) minimum wages, overtime pay, and premium wages, purportedly in violation of California law, according to the Sears Roebuck overtime pay and wage and hour class action lawsuit complaint.

The Sears Roebuck overtime pay and wage and hour class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of the following putative classes of persons:

Technician Class: All persons employed by Sears & Roebuck in California who, during the time period from four years before the filing of the action to the date that final judgment is entered, have held the position of “Technician” and/or other hourly or non-exempt positions with similar job descriptions and/or duties.

Premium Wage Rate Class: All persons employed by Sears & Roebuck in California in hourly or non-exempt positions who, during the time period from four years before the filing of the action to the date that final judgment is entered, received both (a) premium wages in lieu of meal and/or rest periods; and (b) commissions and/or bonuses.

Personal Days Class: All persons employed by Sears & Roebuck in California during the time period from four years before the filing of the action to the date that final judgment is entered in who: (a) forefeited one or more personal days; and/or (b) were eligible for personal days when they voluntarily or involuntarily separated from Defendants’ employment.

Waiting Time Penalties Class: All persons who voluntarily or involuntarily separated from Sears & Roebuck’s employment during the time period from three years before the filing of the action to the date that final judgment is entered who are members of the Technician Class, Premium Wage Rate Class, and/or Personal Days Class.

Waiting Statement Penalties Class: All persons employed by Defendants during the time period from one year before the filing of the action to the date that final judgment is entered who are members of the Technician Class, Premium Wage Rate Class, and/or Personal Days Class.

For more information on the Sears Roebuck overtime pay class action lawsuit complaint, read the Sears Roebuck overtime pay complaint.