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Kroger, Fred Meyer Hit With Assistant Manager’s Overtime Suit

Jan. 19, 2021, 9:44 PM

Kroger Co. wrongly denied overtime pay to assistant store managers at its subsidiary, Fred Meyer stores, by misclassifying these employees, according to a potential collective action filed Tuesday in federal court in Ohio.

Kroger systematically misclassified the ASMs at Fred Meyer locations in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington as managers exempt from the overtime pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, Christopher Levi alleges in his complaint at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Because the defendants underfunded their store labor budgets, which limited the amount of money to pay nonexempt employees to perform manual ...

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