It is illegal for AutoZone to retaliate against you for opting into this lawsuit. If you have heard anything regarding retaliation or feel you have been threatened in any way for being a class member in this action, you must contact us immediately. As your legal counsel, we will be able to discuss this matter with you.
Overtime Lawsuit Against Autozoners, LLC
and Autozone, Inc.
What is this lawsuit about?
On July 16, 2010, Plaintiff Michael L. Taylor filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, against AutoZoners, LLC and AutoZone, Inc. (“AutoZone” or “Defendants”) on behalf of himself and a class of other similarly situated individuals employed or formerly employed as Store Managers at AutoZone Store(s) at any time from July 16, 2007 to the present, and who were not compensated for hours worked in excess of 40 per work week. The action alleges, among other things, that these individuals are owed overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
Plaintiffs allege that they and other similarly situated AutoZone Store Managers were (i) employed by AutoZone in the position of Store Manager; (ii) not actually performing duties that qualified them to be exempt from the FLSA’s requirement of overtime pay for work in excess of forty (40) hours per week; and (iii) denied overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of forty (40) in a work week. Plaintiffs seek the payment of unpaid overtime compensation for all overtime hours worked, liquidated damages, declaratory and injunctive relief, penalties, an award of reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses, and such other relief as the Court may deem proper. AutoZoners, LLC and AutoZone, Inc. deny the allegations in Plaintiffs’ complaints and maintain that they have complied with the FLSA.
Who is included in this lawsuit?
You are eligible to join this lawsuit if you worked for AutoZone as a current or former AutoZone Store Manager at any time between May 24, 2008 and May 24, 2011 at any store throughout the United States, with the exception of those individuals who have worked solely in the state of California. Store Managers who work or have worked solely in California aren’t included because AutoZone already pays those Store Managers overtime.
How do I participate in this lawsuit?
The deadline to opt into the AutoZone Store Manager Overtime lawsuit has passed. According to the Court’s Order, eligible class members must have filled out their Consent to Sue forms and sent them in no later than August 30, 2011.
If you were unable to complete your Consent to Sue form by August 30, 2011 due to special circumstances and would still like to participate in this action, please fill out a Consent to Sue form and mail it to the following address:
AutoZoners, LLC and AutoZone, Inc. Overtime Litigation
c/o Keller Rohrback L.L.P.
1201 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
We will submit your Consent to Sue form to the Judge, Honorable Frederick Martone, who may or may not allow you to join the case. We will let you know what the Judge decides.