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DSW Settles Wage-and-Hour Class Action with 3,000 Employees for $625,000

September 14th, 2012 · No Comments

Shoe retailer DSW Inc. has reached a $625,000 settlement to resolve a wage-and-hour class action lawsuit filed in August 2011 in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of 3,000 nonexempt hourly employees in California.

The suit, filed by DSW Sales Associate and Merchandise Manager Olga Aguirre on behalf of herself and the other employees, alleged that DSW violated various wage and labor code violations by failing to allow its hourly employees to take mandated meal and rest breaks, using an inappropriate method of withholding wages, not providing itemized wage statements, and failing to provide reasonable seating accommodations for its employees. The settlement will pay the 3,000 employees for each week they worked between May 30, 2009 and August 9, 2012.

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