Walgreens Sued by Hourly Employees for Unpaid OT and Timely Pay

Walgreens, one of the largest pharmacy chains in the United States, has just been sued by its hourly workers for unpaid wages. On September 22, 2020, Fitapelli & Schaffer filed a class action lawsuit against the pharmacy in order to recover overtime pay, timely pay and other damages for similarly situated hourly workers entitled to overtime who work or have worked at Walgreens. Hourly workers such as cashiers, greeters, and customer service associates may have claims under this class action lawsuit.

The pharmacy chain employs tens of thousands of hourly employees throughout the country and pays them on an hourly basis plus shift bonuses. Despite paying its hourly workers, an hourly rate and overtime when working over 40 hours per work week, the company failed to calculate their shift bonus pay into their overtime rates as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Additionally, hourly workers employed by the pharmacy in New York State, were paid their wages bi-weekly despite the New York Labor Law (“NYLL”) requiring manual worker employees be paid their wages within seven calendar days after the end of the week in which these wages were earned. In this regard, Walgreens has failed to provide timely wages to all similarly situated Hourly Workers in New York.

This action is brought on behalf of all other similarly situated Hourly Workers nationwide who elect to opt in to this action pursuant to the FLSA, as well as similarly situated Hourly Workers in New York pursuant to the NYLL. If you believe you may be affected by this lawsuit, please feel free to call us at (212) 300-0375. If you’ve worked in a similar industry, as an hourly retail worker, you may have similar claims. Larger companies often fail to include all forms of pay, such as bonuses, into overtime calculations, as required by law. Call us now for a free phone consultation or visit our website for helpful information regarding your rights.

You can also view the filed complaint here.