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Payless Shoes Reaches $2.9M Employment Class Action Settlement

This is a settlement for the Employment lawsuit.

Los Angeles, CA: A $2.9 million settlement has been reached in an employment class action lawsuit pending against Payless Shoesource Inc, ending allegations that the retailer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by misclassifying its store managers as a means of avoiding overtime pay.

According to the terms of the settlement agreement, two thirds of the funds will be shared among the 2,197 class members. According to court documents, most of the plaintiffs worked as store managers or leaders at Payless retail outlets from March 2011 on.

In 2006, Payless faced a similar lawsuit when employees in Mississippi alleged the shoe retailer had violated the FLSA by routinely requiring managerial employees to work 60 to 90 hours a week, and making them perform non-managerial tasks without paying them overtime. That case was settled out of court and the terms remain confidential.

This latest case is Shallin et al v. Payless Shoesource, Inc. et al, case number 3:14-cv-00335, in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.

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Published on Feb-19-15


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I worked for Payless Shoes for over 40 years in St Louis Mo and upon them closing I was not given the compensation I was promised for all those years of service, In fact I did not receive anything,

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I work for Payless and a manager for 10 years and I know what it means to work over 52 hours a week and get paid only for the 45 and it wasn't time in a half what ever happen to my award.Us managers are worried to lose our job's if we where over or payroll so we will take out the ours we work over so we can be on our payroll, which means the if we where over our payroll the leader will make us cut the employees ours. Us as managers will then have to work alone in the store half of the day with no break or nothing very sad but I did all that to work for this company.

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Just wondering why wasn't I contacted, I worked for Payless ShoeSource for several years.

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i was a salaried manager in Alaska for payless. Am I slated to receive an award?


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