Below is the first part of an article from Tire Business Staff Report from Tire Business.com. It reads…

 

SEATTLE (Nov. 11, 2013) — A Seattle law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit against Les Schwab Tire Centers Inc., alleging the tire retailing giant routinely forces employees to work overtime without pay by designating them as assistant managers.

“The trick of trying to apply a managerial-sounding title to a worker in an attempt to avoid overtime pay is just about as old as the wheel itself,” said Steve Berman, managing partner of the Seattle firm of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro L.L.P., in a press release. Mr. Berman and his firm filed the class action Nov. 6 with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

According to the lawsuit, Bend, Ore.-based Les Schwab intentionally misclassified workers as assistant managers, forcing them to work 12-hour days and six-day weeks without overtime pay.

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