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Home Depot Overtime Class Action

Status:
Resolved

Outten & Golden represents a former computer room supervisor and a former bookkeeper at Home Depot's Flushing, New York store, in a suit for unpaid regular and overtime wages for all current and former Flushing store workers dating back to July, 1999. The case, Hernandez v. Home Depot, has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn and seeks to force Home Depot to pay hundreds employees the regular and overtime wages that they earned. The workers are seeking class action status.

These former Home Depot workers allege that, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York wage and hour law, a Flushing Home Depot store manager pressured them to alter payroll records and shave overtime hours from other Home Depot workers store-wide, with the intent to reduce labor costs and thereby boost the manager's perceived performance. One of the plaintiffs, Dora Hernandez, alleges that Home Depot terminated her for complaining about this practice.

The Flushing Home Depot store was at one point the largest-grossing store in the home improvement superstore's chain. Outten & Golden is currently investigating the extent and impact of this alleged hour-shaving scheme, which is estimated to have affected hundreds of Home Depot workers.

Please contact Jack Raisner for more information.

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