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Unpaid Wages and Overtime for Piggly Wiggly Employees

As a Piggly Wiggly employee you may have a claim for unpaid wages and overtime.  We have received information that Piggly Wiggly may be violating federal and state wage and hour laws for both hourly and salaried employees.

1) Hourly Employees: Employees must be paid at least the minimum wage for all hours worked.  If employees work more than 40 hours in a workweek, they must be paid overtime wages (time and a half) for all hours worked over 40.  Employers violate the law when they permit employees to work off-the-clock, either before or after their shift.

2) Salaried Employees: Salaried employees must receive their full salary for any week in which they perform work, without regard to the number of days or hours worked.  Employers cannot make deductions from employees’ salary for sick days, or for absences occasioned by the employer (e.g., waiting for necessary supplies.)  If an employee is absent for personal reasons, the employer can deduct only for full-day absences.  While there are exceptions to this rule for certain disability policies, salaried workers’ pay generally cannot be decreased because of variations in the quantity or quality of work.

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