A class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court in Iowa by two assistant managers accusing Casey’s General Stores, Inc. of refusing to pay them overtime that they earned. The assistant managers worked at a store in Iowa and claimed that they were required to work several hours per week off the clock. This accumulated to hundreds of hours over a three-year period. The assistant managers are making a claim for unpaid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Casey’s General Stores, Inc. runs 1,463 stores in the mid-west. The assistant managers were paid on an hourly basis and were non-exempt under federal law, meaning that they must be paid overtime for all hours worked over forty in a work week. The assistant managers performed duties including cooking, cleaning the store, working the cash register, and providing customer service. They were entitled to time and a half their regular rate for all overtime hours.
The case was filed as a class action on behalf of all other assitant managers throughout the chain who were also forced to work unpaid overtime hours. The suits allow the recovery of the unpaid overtime, liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, and costs.