SAN FRANCISCO – Former employees of a retail thrift store have filed a class-action lawsuit alleging they were not paid proper overtime compensation.
Earl Godhigh and Angela Osgood filed a complaint on behalf of all other members of the general public similarly situated and on behalf of other similarly aggrieved employees pursuant to the California Private Attorneys General Act on May 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against TVI Inc., doing business as Savers and Value Village, and Savers LLC, alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that between 2012 and 2014, they worked for more than 40 hours per week for the defendants without receiving any overtime compensation. The plaintiffs holds TVI Inc. and Savers LLC responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay overtime wages to their employees.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek unpaid overtime pay, liquidated damages, all damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. They are represented by Jahan C. Sagafi of Outten & Golden LLP in San Francisco and by Shavitz Law Group PA in Boca Raton, Florida.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 4:16-cv-02874-DMR