Wawa to Pay Employees Who Worked Overtime Without Being Paid
Pay up, Wawa. The convenience store just lost a federal class action lawsuit, that included 2 New Jersey Assistant General Managers, saying they didn't get compensated for overtime hours they worked, and now must pay them $1.4 million.
NJ.com says Anthony Gervasio, of Burlington County, and Michael Dinse, of Ocean County, were part of the class action suit filed way back in January 2017 against Wawa, claiming they worked more than 40 hours a week without getting overtime pay, as required by law, so did more than 300 other assistant general managers. Yikes.
Lawyers for the suit said, "As a retailer operating over 720 stores throughout the country, (Wawa) knew or recklessly disregarded the fact that the (Fair Labor Standards Act) required it to pay employees performing non-exempt duties an overtime premium for hours worked in excess of 40 per week."
A judge agreed. Wawa and its parent company, Wild Goose Holdings, has to pay more than $1.4 million to over 300 Assistant Managers for wrongly labeling them as "overtime-exempt" employees.
The Assistant Managers from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Delaware will each receive an average of $86.74 for each week they worked, and weren't paid, according to court documents.
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