Class Slams Calvin Klein Parent For Forced Payroll Cards

Law360, Los Angeles (October 29, 2013, 10:26 PM ET) -- The parent company of Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Izod and G.H. Bass paid employees that didn't have checking accounts less than minimum wage, by forcing them to accept payroll debit cards with mandatory fees, according to a putative class action filed in California federal court Tuesday.

The complaint claims Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. violated the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 an California Labor Code by not allowing employees to receive a paper check and instead requiring them to use direct deposit or a payroll card. The...
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