Filed on January 9, 2014, in Federal District Court (Northern District of New York), the lawsuit specifically claims that Stewart's Shops failed to compensate employees for all hours worked by routinely requiring employees to perform work before and after their scheduled shifts without compensation.
The suit also alleges that the defendant routinely deprived employees of mandatory meal breaks; failed to implement an accurate and effective method to record time worked by employees; failed to provide employees with mandatory disclosures concerning their rate of pay; and failed to pay for the cost to launder and maintain required uniforms.
The lawsuit is seeking class action status on behalf of 4,500 current and former Stewart's Shops employees throughout New York and Vermont.
Stewart's Shops, headquartered in Saratoga Springs, NY, operates over 300 stores located across upstate New York and southern Vermont.
Plaintiffs are represented by Ryan M. Finn, Esq. of Hacker Murphy LLP.