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Employee Sues Price Chopper Over Wages

Supermarket News— Jenna Telesca

A Price Chopper employee filed a class-action lawsuit on Wednesday against the retailer alleging she and other staff members had not been fairly compensated for overtime work.

The suit, filed in Massachusetts federal court by employee Shelly J. Davine, claims that Davine and other managers, or “team leaders,” were unlawfully classified as exempt employees in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Massachusetts Wage Act. Davine worked as a team leader or manager at Price Chopper’s Massachusetts stores in North Adams, Lenox and Lee.

The lawsuit contends that the managers performed the same duties as overtime eligible employees, but were made to work more than 40 hours a week without overtime pay for the additional hours

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