Saks Hit With NY Wage Class Action Over Sales Commissions

By Joyce Hanson (March 7, 2017, 4:34 PM EST) -- Saks Fifth Avenue was hit with a class action in New York state court on Monday accusing the high-end retailer of unlawfully deducting employees' wages at its flagship department store in Manhattan.

Lead plaintiff Amra Divljanovic, a sales employee at Saks' 611 Fifth Ave. store, complained that the company disregarded New York state labor law and federal Fair Labor Standards Act regulations when it unfairly penalized sales staff and docked their pay for returned merchandise over which the employees had no control.

"Plaintiffs' wage deduction claims arise out of defendant's requiring reduction of sales employees' accrued wages when ... customers returned...

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