We wonder if the company CEO also volunteered!
That's right, volunteer as in "free!"
Not cool. Especially since many salaried employees already work longer than 40 hours a week without getting paid more.
The email read:
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Forever 21 has been slapped with a class action lawsuit!
According to the suit filed by five Forever 21 employees, the legally challenged retailer allegedly made them and fellow co-workers work off the clock without compensation.
They also claim Forever 21 failed to give them their full 30 minute meal breaks because "they were required to wait for up to 15 minutes to be searched for Forever 21 merchandise by store managers".
One of the lead attorneys on the case said:
"Sales associates at Forever 21 stores are often still in high school and under the age of 18 when they begin their employment. These young people are vulnerable and often do not understand their employment rights. This lawsuit is meant to give these young people a voice about how they were treated while employed by Forever 21 in California."
The employees are seeking unpaid wages ( including overtime wages) labor penalties and for Forever 21 to change their labor policies.
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