A lawsuit has been filed against A&E Stores, Inc., owner of PayHalf Stores, alleging that A&E Stores, Inc. failed to pay “Assistant Store Managers” overtime they were due under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The case name is Francis v. A&E Stores. The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has certified this case as a collective action. If you are or were an “Assistant Store Manager” at a “PayHalf” store, and you are currently employed in that position or were employed in that position at any time since December 9, 2005, and you were salaried and did not receive overtime compensation, you may be eligible to join the lawsuit.
A copy of the notice can be seen here. To view the form, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available for free at www.adobe.com.
If you believe you are a member of the class and wish to submit a consent form to join the lawsuit, please click here to view and print the “Consent to Become Party Plaintiff” form. To view the form, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available for free at www.adobe.com.
If you wish to be part of this case, we must receive your consent form in sufficient time to file it with the Court on or before February 23, 2009. If you fail to return the “Consent to Become Party Plaintiff” form to class counsel in time for it to be filed with the federal court on or before February 23, 2009, you may not be able to participate as a plaintiff in this lawsuit.