The Sherwin-Williams Company is facing a former assistant manager’s proposed class action that claims the company owes employees unpaid overtime wages and reimbursement for the costs of using their personal cell phones for work-related calls.
The Sherwin-Williams Company is facing a former assistant manager’s proposed class action recently removed to California federal court. According to the case, the company required employees to use their personal cell phones for work-related calls without reimbursing them for associated costs. Even further, the plaintiff claims assistant managers’ phone numbers were posted on a contact list in all Sherwin-Williams stores in case employees needed to contact them with questions. The man claims that he was often called while he was off the clock and was never compensated for the time he spent answering the business-related calls.
Further still, the lawsuit alleges that the defendant miscalculated employees’ time-and-a-half overtime rates by failing to account for any bonuses they received in their regular pay rates. The suit argues that as a result, employees were underpaid for their overtime hours.