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Dick’s Sporting Goods Sued by Employees for Overtime

Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc., the largest publicly traded U.S. sporting goods chain, was sued by a group of employees who claim they were forced to work without overtime pay and had money wrongfully docked from paychecks.

The lawsuit, filed in state court in Chicago, requests class-action status for as many as 7,600 former and current employees. The workers are seeking the unpaid wages and an order barring Dick’s pay violations.

Store managers required some employees to work more than 40 hours in a week, then in the following week to put in for “retro pay” at regular hourly rates rather than the required time-and-a-half, the suit claims. Management also allegedly demanded uncompensated work after the store closed.

The company, based in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, put pressure on middle managers to squeeze off-the-clock hours from their workers, setting payroll budgets that could only be met with uncompensated labor, the suit claims.

Dick’s Sporting Goods “have received the financial gain at the expense of plaintiffs and class members because they did not pay” for “all the hours worked and defendants kept monies owed,” lawyers said in the lawsuit filed today.

Calls to Dick’s corporate offices after business hours were unanswered.

The case is Gleason v. Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc., 10-33537, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division (Chicago).

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