An investigation seeks to uncover whether Barnes and Noble properly classified their Assistant Managers as exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Laws.  By classifying their Assistant Managers as exempt, Barnes and Noble paid them a set salary regardless of the amount of hours they worked.  However, it is alleged that Barnes and Noble misclassified their Assistant Managers as exempt since Assistant Managers performed the same work as the hourly employees.  If the allegations are correct, Assistant Managers could be entitled to recover unpaid overtime pay for the hours they worked in excess of forty per workweek, as well as liquidated damages, interest, and attorneys’ fees.  Fitapelli & Schaffer have represented hundreds of employees with similar claims.  If you work or have worked at Barnes and Noble as an Assistant Manager within the past 6 years, please contact the employment lawyers at Fitapelli & Schaffer to discuss your possible claims.