Dick’s Sporting Goods Leaves Assistant Managers Uncompensated During Overtime
OVER $500 MILLION
IN RECOVERED WAGES
85 YEARS OF
Shavitz Law Group, along with co-counsel, recently filed a lawsuit against Dick’s Sporting Goods on behalf of their assistant managers who are still classified as salaried exempt, despite Dick’s previous settling of similar claims for $10 million back in 2016. Assistant Managers from approximately 14 states have come forward claiming that Dick’s did not fix the compensation structure for Assistant Managers, who continue to work 50+ hours regularly and had not received any overtime compensation beyond their base salary.
Assistant Managers spend most of their time doing non-management duties, such as working on the cash registers, working on the sales floor, stocking merchandise, cleaning the store (including bathrooms), processing shipments, building displays, marking down sales items, and unloading and processing deliveries from trucks.
The recent lawsuit made news in the press, especially in Pittsburgh where Dick’s Sporting Goods is based. The lawsuit claims damages going back 3 years which is the Fair Labor Standards Act’s statute of limitations. The lawsuit also seeks double damages which federal law provides for as an additional remedy when an employer does not have a good faith justification for failing to pay overtime.
Instead of changing their compensation plan for Assistant Managers after the first case, Dick’s instead put in place an arbitration provision to try and guard against lawsuits by Assistant Managers. Nonetheless, this lawsuit seeks to give Notice of these claims to any Dick’s assistant manager who worked within the past 3 years, whether they signed an arbitration agreement or not, and an opportunity to “opt-in” to the lawsuit to claim backpay.
YOU EARNED IT, NOW LETS GO GET IT.
Gregg Shavitz, Shavitz Law Group, 951 Yamato Rd Ste 285, Boca Raton, FL and 800 3rd Ave, Suite 2800, New York, NY. Lawyers licensed in states including FL, NY, NJ, and TX. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based on advertisements alone.