Stewart’s Shops Employee Files Wage & Hour Class Action Lawsuit Against Stewart’s Shops.
An employment class action lawsuit complaint has been reportedly filed against Stewart’s Shops Corp. (“Stewart’s Shops” or “Defendant”) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York (styled Holly Gregory v. Stewart’s Shops Corp., Case No. 7:14-cv-00033-TJM-ATB) alleging, among other things, that Stewart’s Shops failed to pay its workforce for all hours worked, failed to provide certain meal breaks and failed to pay uniform maintenance pay, purportedly in violation of State and Federal law according to the Stewart’s Shops class action lawsuit complaint.
Plaintiff reportedly seeks to represent a Rule 23 Class against Stewart’s Shopswith respect to a claim under New York law, that is comprised of and defined as:
All persons who work or have worked as a non-exempt employee for defendant in one of its convenience stores located in the State of New York in the past six years.
Plaintiff also seeks to represent a collective Class with respect to a claim under federal law (the Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA) against Stewart’s Shops, that is comprised of and defined as:
All persons who work or have worked as a non-exempt employee for defendant in one of its convenience stores in the past three years (the FLSA Class).
The Stewart’s Shops e mployment class action complaint reportedly seeks damages for the difference between the full hourly wage as mandated by federal and state law and the hourly wages paid to the plaintiff Classes for the hours they worked, liquidated damages, punitive damages, statutory penalties, uniform maintenance pay, attorneys’ fees, expert fees, costs, pre-judgment and post judgment interest and an injunction.
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