Department Store Workers Score Cert. In Overtime Pay Suit

Matthew Guarnaccia, Law360 – November 28, 2016

A Missouri federal judge on Monday granted conditional certification to a class of assistant managers at Midwest department store chain Gordmans Stores Inc. in a lawsuit accusing their employer of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act, ruling that the workers demonstrated the possibility of a companywide policy misclassifying them as overtime-exempt. 

The case is Cox et al. v. Gordmans Stores Inc., case number 4:16­cv­00219, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

The assistant managers were represented by George A. Hanson and Alexander T. Ricke of Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP, and Gregg I. Shavitz, Susan H. Stern and Camar Jones of Shavitz Law Group PA.

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