LOS ANGELES — A store clerk is suing Dollar Tree, alleging unpaid wages.
Catherine Lewis filed a complaint March 1 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Dollar Trees Store Inc., alleging the defendant violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to compensate employees for all hours worked.
According to the complaint, Lewis worked more than 40 hours per workweek for Dollar Tree in a non-administrative, executive or professional capacity and spends more than 50 percent of her time in activities not directly or closely related to managerial duties. Lewis says during her employment, she was not provided with proper wages, overtime compensation, and meal and rest periods required for a non-exempt employee.
The plaintiff alleges Dollar Trees Store failed to properly pay wages, overtime wages at one and half times her salary, provide meal periods, rest periods and failed to keep a written contract for employment.
Lewis seeks trial by jury, all unpaid wages, all applicable penalties, injunctive relief, costs incurred and all other relief the court deems just and proper. She is represented by attorneys Mike Arias, Alfredo Torrijos and Craig S. Momita of Arias, Sanguinetti, Wang & Torrijos LLP in Los Angeles.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-01757-JAK-JEM