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Rite Aid Corp. and Eckerd Corp.



A class action lawsuit has been filed against Rite Aid Corporation and Eckerd Corporation for allegedly failing to pay overtime to assistant store managers. The lawsuit claims that in February 2006, the companies stopped paying overtime pay to assistant managers even though their jobs remained the same. The class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of current and former assistant store managers who worked regularly worked in excess of 40 hours per week for Rite Aid Corporation and Eckerd Corporation.

Rite Aid Overtime

Pharmacy OvertimeRite Aid Corporation and Eckerd Corporation (doing business as Rite Aid) face a class action lawsuit alleging that assistant store managers were not paid for overtime hours. The suit claims that assistant store managers were regularly required to work more than 40 hours per week but were not given overtime pay for those overtime hours, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of all current and former Rite Aid Corporation assistant store managers and Eckerd Corporation assistant store managers in the United States (excluding California).

According to court documents, assistant store managers were improperly classified as exempt from overtime pay, even though majority of their duties involved non-exempt and non-managerial activities. Those activities include operating the cash registers, sales, stocking, janitorial duties and answering the phone. The plaintiffs also claim they were not able to exercise discretionary power, hire or fire other employees or make weighted recommendations involving other employees. The lawsuit seeks compensation for unpaid overtime, liquidated damages and attorney's fees and costs.

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Last updated July 8 2009

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Majority of times, worked in store either alone or with one other front end associate. Now, as store manager, put to hourly, and, often working mornings and evenings in store ALONE, with no safety net for any criminal element wrong doing.

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I don't know if this qualifies but you should know this has gone on for years. I was "encouraged" to put more hours in to make the store the best. Back then I was young and had a growing family and needed the job.

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