Kohl’s Assistant Manager Overtime Lawsuit
Assistant Managers are suing Kohl’s for failure to pay overtime. (Again)
I. Who are the Defendants?
Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc operates department stores across the country, including in Connecticut.
II. What is this case about?
Overtime. In this lawsuit we claim that Kohl’s wrongly classified its assistant managers as overtime exempt, and failed to pay overtime for hours worked over 40. Kohl’s has faced a similar claim – in 2016 they settled with another class of Assistant Store Managers for $4 million.
III. What court is the case filed in?
Federal. This case was filed in United States District Court, District of Connecticut. However, it was recently transferred to United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin.
IV . Should I fear retaliation?
No. It is illegal to retaliate against an employee who joins a lawsuit like this. If you experience retaliation, we will help you.
V. Where can I go to get answers to my questions?
Call us. You are always welcome to call us at Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore. We will do our best to answer your questions. Our number is 860-522-8888.
VI. Who are the lawyers representing?
Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore, LLC., and Mitchell & Sheahan, P.C. The assistant managers who brought this lawsuit are being represented by the Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore, and Mitchel & Sheahan. Both are experienced firms that have successfully handled cases like this in the past.
VII. How much can I expect to get?
It depends. We claim that assistant managers should be awarded unpaid overtime wages under federal and state law, damages, and attorneys’ fees.
VIII. Will I have to pay any legal fees or costs?
No. We have agreed to work on this case on a “contingency” basis which means that our fee, and reimbursement for our costs, will come, if at all, out of any settlement. The court will closely supervise our fee petition and ensure that it is fair to the class.
XI. What is the status of the case?
|January 11 2018||Complaint||This is the lawsuit itself which includes the detailed allegations of wrongdoing.|
|June 11 2018||Ruling and Order on Motion to Transfer Venue||The judge’s ruling transferring the case to the Eastern District of Wisconsin.|