CLEVELAND — About 200 Aldi store managers have joined a class-action suit against against the retailer alleging that they were denied overtime pay despite having performed the duties of hourly employees, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The initial suit was filed in August by Howard McNelley, a former Aldi store manager in Brooklyn, Ohio. McNelley was a 9-year employee of Aldi who was terminated last June.
A spokeswoman for Aldi in a statement said the company “prides itself on providing a work environment that respects each employee and rewards its staff with generous salaries and benefits that are significantly higher than the industry standard. As a testament to that, it’s common for Aldi employees to celebrate 15, 20 and 25 years of service. As a matter of policy and practice, ALDI consistently adheres to all employee-related laws and regulations. We look forward to presenting the facts in court.”
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