BJ’s Wholesale Club settles FLSA overtime lawsuit

A former mid-level manager accused BJ’s Wholesale Club of misclassifying him and his coworkers as exempt from overtime pay. After filing suit, and BJ’s Wholesale Club’s employment arbitration agreement, the plaintiff was able to obtain a settlement that resolved his overtime claims.

While employment arbitration agreements that waive an employee’s right to represent a class of workers are becoming common in the workplace, companies must still pay workers properly under the Fair Labor Standards Act. BJ’s Wholesale Club settlement shows that workers can still recover the wages they earned even when subjected to an arbitration agreement.

Johnson Becker, PLLC based in Minneapolis, MN, filed and settled this case on behalf of BJ’s Wholesale Club’s employee.