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$17.5 million dollar settlement – Sears, Roebuck & Co. v. Fitts

RETAIL MANAGER OVERTIME LITIGATION

Summary: A class action complaint was filed on behalf of salaried managers working for Sears alleging that they were misclassified as exempt employees and wrongfully denied overtime pay.

Result: A $17.5 million dollar settlement was agreed to in order to compensate Sears’ “salaried” managers for unpaid overtime.