Petco Sued for Untimely Wages by Manual Workers in NY

Petco, the pet supplies retailer, has just been accused of failing to properly pay its manual workers in the state of New York. A class action lawsuit filed this past Friday is looking to recover untimely wage compensation and other damages for similarly situated hourly guest experience specialists, sales associates, dog trainers, and other similar manual labor positions (collectively, “manual workers”) who work or have worked as manual workers for Petco in New York State. The company operates approximately 64 locations in New York and employs over 1,000 Manual Workers throughout the state.

Petco pays its manual workers on a bi-weekly basis failing to properly pay them their wages within seven days after the week in which their wages were earned as required by the New York Labor Law (“NYLL”). Manual Workers for the company spend over twenty-five percent of their time completing physical tasks, including but not limited to: (1) stocking shelves; (2) sweeping and mopping floors; (3) bagging items for customers; (4) physically carrying items of various sizes for customers; and (5) standing for long periods of time. Despite regularly spending a large percentage of their shift performing these physical tasks, Manual Worker at Petco are paid biweekly, more than seven days after their first week of work. In this regard, the company has failed to provide timely wages to all their similarly situated manual workers under the NYLL. Additionally, the complaint alleges the company failed to provide its manual workers with accurate wage statements.

You may be eligible to join this matter if you work or have worked as a manual worker for Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. and Petco Animal Supplies Stores, Inc. in New York between August 5, 2014 and the date of final judgment in this matter. If you’d like to know if you’d be able to participate in this matter, feel free to call us at (212)300-0375. Also, if you are a manual worker in New York State and are being paid biweekly instead of weekly, you may be owed wages. Feel free to reach out to us for a free and confidential consultation or visit our website for additional information.

You can also view the filed complaint here.