Sherwin Williams Assistant Managers: Unpaid Overtime?

October 10, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Sherwin Williams assistant managers who were not paid overtime when working more than 40 hours in a single workweek.
Damages
If an assistant manager was not properly paid overtime, they may be able to file a claim seeking compensation for up to three years of unpaid overtime and an equal amount in liquidated damages, as well as attorneys' fees and costs.
Company(ies)
Sherwin Williams
Additional Details
Assistant managers are commonly subject to illegal overtime practices in which an employer will inform an employee that they are an "assistant manager" and therefore ineligible for overtime pay under the executive exemption, even though they perform mostly non-managerial duties. Eligibility for overtime pay is based on an employee's job duties and compensation - never their job title.
Date
Assistant managers who were denied overtime may be able to file a claim for up to two years of unpaid overtime, or three years in instances of willful violations.