Assistant managers at Foot Locker Inc. have agreed to settle a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) class action lawsuit with the shoe and apparel retailer for nearly $600,000. Under the agreement, Foot Locker will pay out $596,150.70 to settle claims that it violated the FLSA and New York state labor law by failing to compensate assistant managers and sales workers for unpaid and overtime wages. The amount Foot Locker will pay is about 65 percent of the amount of claimed damages of approximately $624,000, which was based on the Plaintiffs’ claimed number of hours worked and claimed method of calculation. The amounts were in dispute.
The suit, filed in early 2006, alleged that store managers altered workers’ time sheets to decrease their recorded work hours in order to meet company quotas and that assistant managers and sales workers lost out on wages and overtime pay as a result. The Plaintiffs are represented by Judith Broach and Amy Shulman of Broach & Stulberg LLP. The case is in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
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