Experience-Commitment-Results

CVS

On April 9, 2012, Judge McConnell of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island entered an Order and Judgment giving final approval to the $34 million settlement of an overtime pay class action lawsuit against CVS. The settlement resolved multiple lawsuits and claims that CVS misclassified assistant store managers as exempt from receiving overtime for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week. Plaintiffs claimed that they were misclassified because their primary responsibilities included hourly duties such as loading and unloading materials, stocking shelves, handling the cash register and other activities which are not exempt under federal and state overtime laws. Under the settlement, over 12,000 current and former assistant store managers employed by CVS were entitled to make claims to share in the recovery, based on the number of weeks they were employed by the company. In approving the settlement, Judge McConnell referred to the result as “magnificent.”