Clothing retailer The Children’s Place has been hit with a collective action filed by a former manager who claims he was denied appropriate overtime pay.
Filed in Florida, the lawsuit says the plaintiff worked as an associate before being promoted to manager at the company’s Miami store. Despite his new job title and overtime-exempt status, the plaintiff apparently continued performing the duties of a non-exempt associate, such as helping customers and stocking merchandise, the suit says. When it came to managerial responsibilities, the case alleges the plaintiff merely performed some clerical work by uploading information to an automated system in which his management skills “were minimized, or were not needed.” As such, the lawsuit argues that the plaintiff should have been entitled to overtime pay.
The man claims he worked between 60 and 68.5 hours per week for a flat weekly salary of $846, which did not provide proper time-and-a-half pay for overtime work.