Pa. Suit Claims Wal-Mart Denied Asst. Managers Overtime

Law360, New York (February 8, 2013, 8:28 PM EST) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was hit with a proposed class action Thursday in Pennsylvania federal court alleging the retail giant misclassified more than 1,400 assistant managers as exempt, denying them overtime in violation of the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act.

Pittsburgh resident James Jenko, a former assistant manager at Wal-Mart, claimed that he and other assistant managers were frequently required to perform nonexempt duties and routinely worked 50 or more hours a week that would typically qualify for time-and-a-half pay.

“There is a class of employees who carry...
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