New York, NY: A $9.3 million settlement of an overtime pay class action lawsuit against BJ's Wholesale Club Inc has been reached.
The settlement, which is subject to Court approval, is intended to resolve claims that BJ's misclassified certain Mid Manager employees as exempt from receiving overtime for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week. Plaintiffs claim that they were misclassified because their primary responsibilities included hourly duties such as loading and unloading materials, stocking shelves and other activities which are not exempt under federal and state overtime laws. Under the settlement, approximately 1,500 current and former Mid Managers employed by BJ's since November 2007 will be entitled to make claims to share in the recovery, based on the number of weeks they were employed by the company.
Further details will be included in the notice that is expected to be sent to all class members after the New Year following Court review and approval.