Rite Aid Beats FLSA Suit Over Unpaid Leave Policy

Law360, New York (December 14, 2012, 8:51 PM EST) -- Rite Aid Corp. did not void its pharmacists' exempt status and didn't violate labor laws in offering unpaid leave that could only be taken in full-day increments, a Maryland federal court ruled Thursday, tossing a putative class action brought by the pharmacy's employees.

Plaintiffs Thomas B. Kulish, Olufemi Kolawole and Christiana Dike, who all served as pharmacists for Rite Aid in Maryland, sought unpaid overtime wages they claimed they were owed because their overtime-exempt status should have been nullified by the company's allegedly illegal unpaid leave...
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