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Home Depot sued by collective action seeking overtime wages

July 14, 2004

Gonzalo Flores, a former trade services account representative of Home Depot has filed a collective action in United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida charging the company with violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act concerning failure to properly pay overtime in compliance with the Act. The plaintiff is represented by Charlip Law Group, LC located in Hollywood, Florida. David H. Charlip of Charlip Law Group, LC, the attorney who is lead counsel on the case, explains "that the suit was filed to address the companys practice of failing to properly pay employees that travel between several Home Depot stores overtime when that travel time results in their workweek hours exceeding 40 hours. We are seeking national employee participation on this collective action and believe that the benefits due are significant and substantial."

Home Depot is a Delaware corporation, maintaining its principal offices in Atlanta, Georgia. Home Depot maintains retail stores and conducts business in all 50 states of the United States, as well as Canada and Mexico.

Charlip Law Group, LC is a class action, nursing home, personal injury, pharmaceutical and general practice firm. Although located in Hollywood, Florida, Charlip Law Group, LC has a practice with a nationwide scope. The firm currently has cases in California, Washington, Missouri, South Dakota, New York, Massachusetts, Florida and Indiana. The firm is currently prosecuting class or collective actions against Sunglass Hut (overtime wages), Miami-Dade County (asbestos exposure at the jail), and Lynn University (over 20 actions for unauthorized embalmings).

David H. Charlip, Esq.
Charlip Law Group, LC
Harrison Executive Centre
1930 Harrison St. Suite 208
Hollywood, Fl. 33020
Tel.: (954) 921-2131
Fax: (954) 921-2191

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