Snappy’s Convenience Stores
Snappy's Convenience Stores
SERVING THE GREATER PHILADELPHIA AREA AND BEYOND
This collective lawsuit seeks unpaid overtime wages for Snappy's convenience store "managers" who were paid a salary and denied overtime pay for hours worked over 40 per week. The lawsuit is going forward in the United States District Court in Scranton, PA The lawsuit alleges that Bald Eagle Fuel & Tire, Inc. (owner of the Snappy's stores) violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (PMWA) by failing to pay extra "overtime" compensation when the managers worked over 40 hours per week. According to the lawsuit, the managers are entitled to overtime pay because, among other reasons, they spend most of their time performing the same type of non-managerial work as the stores' hourly employees. The company denies violating any laws.
14 individuals joined the lawsuit, and, as indicated below, the lawsuit has been resolved subject to judicial approval.
OCT 15, 2017
Today, we started this lawsuit by filing a Complaint in the United States District Court in Scranton, PA. A copy of the Complaint is available below.
JAN 2, 2018
Today, Snappy's filed an "Answer" to the Complaint. In the Answer, Snappy's denies violating any laws. A copy of the Answer is available below.
DEC 20, 2017
Today, our firm filed a motion asking the Judge to authorize a procedure for mailing notice of the lawsuit to any current and former Snappy's managers who are eligible to join the lawsuit.
FEB 15, 2018
Today, the Judge issued an order granting our notice notion. A copy of the Judge's Order is available below.
MAR 6, 2018
Today, we mailed forms to 23 current/former Snappy's managers who are eligible to join the lawsuit but have not yet joined. These forms were authorized by the Judge in his February 15, 2018 Order.
MAY 1, 2018
The deadline for individuals to join this lawsuit has now passed. We are very happy that a total of 14 current/former managers have joined the lawsuit.
MAY 16, 2018
Today, the Judge entered an Order setting some deadlines for this lawsuit. A copy of the order is available below. Under the order, the parties have until September 14, 2018 to complete the "discovery" process. During the discovery phase of a lawsuit, our law firm will obtain from the company information relevant to the legal claims and the alleged unpaid overtime wages.
OCT 12, 2018
We are pleased that the lawsuit has been settled. The settlement (like all settlements) is a compromise and enables all parties to avoid significant litigation risks, substantial litigation expenses, and additional delay. Even though a settlement has been reached, Snappy's does not admit violating the law. In the coming weeks will be filing a motion asking the Judge to approve the settlement and close this lawsuit.
NOV 28, 2018
Today, Judge Robert D. Mariani of the Middle District of Pennsylvania approved this collective action settlement. A copy of this order can be accessed below.
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