Nike Store Employee Overtime Lawsuit

 

Nike is in some trouble over claims that they violated the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act by making their employees work overtime and off the clock without being paid.  The Nike Store Employee lawsuit includes  any Nike employees who worked as sales associates between the dates of December 28, 2008 to the present time and was filed by Plaintiff Webster Proctor of the San Francisco NikeTown store.  A secondary class of the lawsuit also includes any California Nike store employees from December 28, 2007 to the present.  The case is entitled Webster Proctor v. Nike Retail Services, Nike USA, Inc., and Nike, Inc., and is in the jurisdiction of the  U.S. District Court, Northern District of California.

Some key highlights of the Nike Store Employee Overtime Lawsuit include:

Claims that employees “are consistently deprived of uninterrupted rest and meal periods” and “are rarely able or allowed to take two rest breaks during their eight-hour shifts,” as required by law.
 
Employees were required to work “off the clock” both before and after their shifts because they were not allowed to clock in until after they had put on their uniforms in the locker room, and because they were required to clock out before going back to the locker room to change out of their uniforms after their shift ended.
 
Employees were subject to “off the clock” searches every time they left the store location for meal breaks or after their shift ended.

The case will be handled by Hoffman Employment Lawyers LLP.  A copy of the case can be found here.