There have been many class actions concerning the job title “Assistant Manager” and this malady has risen again.   The chain, Hooters, has been sued in a nationwide collective action that alleges the Company misclassified assistant store managers, calling them supervisors, in order to avoid paying overtime.  The case is entitled Stirewalt et al. v. Hooters

On the crest of the FLSA collective action wave that has swept the nation in recent years is the never-ending parade of exemption misclassification cases targeting Manager/Assistant Manager positions.  In yet another iteration of this phenomenon, Payless Shoesource Inc. has agreed to settle such a class action for just under $3,000,000.   The case is entitled

In FLSA collective action cases, there has been a doctrine of law prevalent for a number of years. Federal claims and state law claims are not compatible and cannot be maintained in the same lawsuit.  I have successfully moved to sever New Jersey state claims when made components of a FLSA action.  What that does

I have written several times about Assistant Manager class actions being quite difficult to defend because these employees often perform a great deal of “subordinate” type work, making the issue of “primary duty” a tricky one.  In a recent class action involving these employees, a federal judge has denied a motion for conditional certification (which

After a three-week jury trial, Southern New England Telephone Company has won a verdict finding that employees who were titled as field managers and classified as exempt, were in fact exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state law.  This case is significant because, as a rule, first-level managers are often in reality “working

In yet another case involving Assistant Managers, the named plaintiff in a exemption misclassification case has moved for conditional certification, after successfully defeating the defendant-employer’s Rule 68/Offer of Judgment strategy.

I have written about Rule 68 many times and have urged that this is a viable way for a defendant to close a case out,

In yet another case involving Assistant Managers, the named plaintiff in a exemption misclassification case has moved for conditional certification, after successfully defeating the defendant-employer’s Rule 68/Offer of Judgment strategy.

I have written about Rule 68 many times and have urged that this is a viable way for a defendant to close a case out,