Levi Strauss To Pay Workers $1M In Back Wages

Law360, New York (March 29, 2011, 6:15 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday that Levi Strauss & Co. will pay more than $1 million in back wages to nearly 600 employees for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by misclassifying workers as exempt from overtime pay.

The San Francisco-based retailer's $1,011,413 payout will be made to assistant store managers of newly acquired stores and other employees who should not have been classified as exempt, even though their counterparts at previously existing stores were exempt from such compensation, the labor department said....
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