Sprint Nextel Corp settled a class action related to unpaid overtime involving 13,000 cellphone store employees who claimed the company violated labor laws because they were not paid for all hours worked. The case alleged that Sprint store employees were not paid for their daily store opening or closing duties, pre- or post-shift work activities, attendance at mandatory meetings or for the time it took to log into their computers.
The suit alleged Sprint required workers to record work time of 40 hours or less per week even when they worked more than 40 hours a week, and to record work of more than 40 hours per week without receiving commensurate overtime compensation.
Sprint was also accused of failing to properly or timely include commissions earned when computing overtime adjustments that were due to employees.
Through mediation, the parties reached a deal to settle the dispute for $2.7 million. The class consists of all employees who worked in a Sprint retail sales location in the U.S. at any time from June 2005 to April 2010 and who held positions such as account services representatives, assistant store managers and retail consultants.
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