Abercrombie settles overtime suit with more assistant managers

New Albany, Ohio – Abercrombie & Fitch Co. and Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc. have offered to pay $96,000 to 13 assistant managers for failing to pay proper overtime wages, in connection with a lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of New York. This is in addition to prior offers from Abercrombie & Fitch to pay other assistant managers who had joined the lawsuit.  

Abercrombie also agreed to pay the assistant managers’ attorney's fees and court costs. The claims arose under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") and asserted that Abercrombie violated the FLSA by failing to pay Assistant Managers all wages due and owing to them for working more than 40 hours a week. Abercrombie did not pay overtime to the assistant managers at time and one-half, and plaintiffs alleged that its practice violated the law.  

Abercrombie claimed that the amounts offered to the assistant managers include all overtime wages owed plus liquidated (double) damages, and interest. The full number of Abercrombie assistant managers who were subject to Abercrombie's pay practice is not known.  Assistant managers are continuing to join the lawsuit.

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