Circle K Mislabeled Store Managers To Avoid OT, Suit Says

Law360, New York (June 21, 2013, 9:17 PM EDT) -- A longtime convenience-store manager for Circle K Stores Inc. hit the chain with a proposed collective action Friday accusing his former employer of misclassifying him as an overtime-exempt, upper-level employee when he was in fact "a glorified cashier."

James Barends, who worked at a Circle K location in Pinellas County, Fla., for 23 years, says the company designated him and other store managers as executive-level employees and paid them on a salaried basis even though, based on the jobs they did, they were not supervisory employees...
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Case Information

Case Title

Barends v. Circle K Stores, Inc.

Case Number



Florida Middle

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards


Mary S. Scriven

Date Filed

June 21, 2013


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