Urban Outfitters Department Managers Misclassified as Exempt – Alleged Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) Violations
Federal lawsuits have been filed against Urban Outfitters, Inc. alleging Urban Outfitters misclassified Urban Outfitters Department Managers as exempt under state and federal overtime laws and failed to pay Plaintiffs for all hours worked, as well as overtime pay for all hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek.
In one federal lawsuit, filed in United States District Court, District of Colorado, the Plaintiff alleged that she, pursuant to the FLSA, is entitled to unpaid wages from Urban Outfitters for all hours worked, in addition to overtime for work for which she did not receive overtime premium pay, as well as, pursuant to the Colorado Minimum Wage Act, unpaid overtime wages for hours worked above 12 per day and/or 40 in a workweek.
In the Colorado lawsuit, the Plaintiff was employed as an Urban Outfitters Department Manager from approximately November 2012 until September 2013 at an Urban Outfitters store in Lone Tree, Colorado. According to the complaint, the Plaintiff worked more than 12 hours per day and/or 40 hours per workweek without receiving wages from Urban Outfitters for all hours worked, as well as overtime compensation, as required by federal and Colorado laws.
According to the complaint filed in Colorado federal court:
-Urban Outfitters employed the Plaintiff as a Department Manager
-The Plaintiff regularly worked more than 12 hours per day and/or 40 hours per workweek without being paid overtime wages in violation of the FLSA and Colorado law
-Urban Outfitters scheduled the Plaintiff to work 40 hours per week, when, in fact, Plaintiff worked an average of approximately 45-50 hours per week during each week in which the Plaintiff worked five or more shifts.
-Plaintiff performed work which required minimal skill; was primarily manual in nature (e.g., cleaning the store, folding clothes, building displays, unloading freight); and did not involve managerial responsibilities (e.g., hiring, firing, disciplining or supervising).
-Urban Outfitters misclassified the Plaintiff and all Department Managers as exempt from the overtime provisions of the FLSA and Colorado law.
-Urban Outfitters, as part of its regular business practice, intentionally and repeatedly engaged in a pattern or practice of violating the FLSA and Colorado law, including, but not limited to, willfully misclassifying the Plaintiff as exempt from the overtime requirements of the FLSA and Colorado law, as well as willfully failing to pay the Plaintiff overtime wages for hours worked beyond 40 hours per workweek.
Urban Outfitters Department Managers
If you served as an Urban Outfitters Department Manager and wish to discuss whether you may have legal claims with an attorney, please complete the form to the right or contact Michael Yarnoff, Esq., (215) 792-6676, Ext. 804, [email protected]; John Kehoe, Esq., (215) 792-6676, Ext. 801, [email protected]; or send an e-mail to [email protected].