7-Eleven, Inc. and an individual franchisee are the defendants in a lawsuit filed by a former employee who claims the parties have failed to pay hourly workers proper overtime wages.
According to the complaint, the defendants have made a policy and practice of inaccurately recording or failing to record hours worked by 7-Eleven employees. The plaintiff, who the case says worked for the defendants from July 2015 through June 2017, claims he has not been properly compensated for approximately 120 hours of regular work, nor for roughly 2,443 hours of overtime work performed during his employment. The plaintiff’s alleged 2,443 hours of overtime should have been paid at the time-and-a-half rate set by state and federal labor laws, the case argues.
All told, the lawsuit estimates the plaintiff is owed more than $14,000 in unpaid overtime wages, plus interest.