Specifically, the suit states that LaPointe worked for Target as an operations group leader in Target warehouses in New York from 2011 to 2015. While at work, the suit states that LaPointe regularly worked in excess of 40 hours per week.
LaPointe asserts that Target failed to pay an overtime premium to him and others in the class for additional hours worked. This, the suit states, is because the employees were misclassified as exempt from the overtime requirements of the New York Labor Law. Additionally, the suit claims Target failed to provide accurate wage statements.
LaPointe and others in the class seek to recover unpaid overtime wages, interests, statutory penalties, injunctive relief, attorney fees and other court costs.
They are represented by attorney Louis Ginsberg of the Law Firm of Louis Ginsberg in Roslyn, New York.
The case is U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Case number 1:16-cv-00656-VSB.