Jimmy John's employees who had the cost of their uniforms deducted from their paychecks.
What's Going On?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org have reason to believe a lawsuit can be filed against Jimmy John's for deducting the cost of uniforms from their workers' paychecks. Before they can even consider taking legal action, however, the attorneys need to speak with a few people who work or used to work at the sandwich shop.
How Can a Lawsuit Help Me?
If a lawsuit is filed and won, you may be able to get your money back for the cost of your uniform.
Attorneys want to speak to current and former Jimmy John’s employees to determine whether a class action can be filed against the company over its uniform policies. It is believed that, in some states, Jimmy John’s may be illegally deducting the cost of uniforms from its employees’ paychecks.
Can My Employer Make Me Pay for My Uniform?
In most cases, it depends on the type of uniform you’re required to wear and the state you live in.
Federal law says it’s legal to deduct uniform costs as long as you still earn the minimum wage when this money is taken out of your paycheck. Some states, however, have stricter laws.
For example, in some states, your employer cannot make you pay for your uniform if it has a logo on it, while others don’t let companies charge for uniforms at all.
What About My State?
If you want to know whether it’s legal in your state, you may want to talk to an attorney. The lawyers we work with understand which states allow employers to deduct the cost of uniforms – and which ones don’t.