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Business litigation: Kohls in the news for shorting workers pay

Kohls is a retailer seen here in Georgia and in states all across the country. It is home to 1,100 assistant managers who take on heavy roles in their buildings, between handling managerial duties and handling work normally assigned to hourly employees. This they do without overtime pay. The lack of extra pay has lead a few assistance managers to pursue legal claims against the company. Sadly, business litigation over pay is not uncommon.

According to a recent news report, three assistant managers from three different Kohls stores in the Northeast have filed claims against the company for lack of overtime pay. These individuals claim that they consistently work over 40 hours per week doing task primarily assigned to regular hourly employees. These individuals are looking for compensation for themselves and any other assistant managers within the company who have not been paid for their time.

A spokesman for the company says that the employer denies any wrongdoing. No further comment on the situation has been paid as litigation is pending. This is the second such claim brought against the company in the last few years. The last claim was ultimately settled to the tune of $4 million.

Business litigation over overtime pay for a big chain like Kohls can do some damage to the company’s bottom line, but it is not likely to totally ruin the business. The same cannot be said for smaller companies. Business owners in Georgia who are facing legal claims over employee pay can turn to an experienced attorney who will work diligently to help them fight the claims and seek swift resolution.

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