Retail Store & Warehouse Employees
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, most retail store and warehouse employees are entitled to time and one-half wages for all hours worked in excess of Forty (40) per week. However, just because employees in these positions are entitled to overtime pay doesn’t mean that they have received it. For example, in the case of assistant managers, it’s not uncommon for even large companies to misclassify employees as “exempt” from overtime even though the nature of an assistant manager’s job duties entitles them to overtime compensation. Many lawsuits nationwide have focused on areas where assistant or store managers have been misclassified.
Finally, even if a retail store or warehouse employee is paid a salary or commissions, the law still normally requires that an employer pay overtime wages for all hours worked over Forty (40) per week.
For help protecting your right to fair pay in any retail or wholesale position you’ve worked in over the past three (3) years, contact us today for a free consultation.