Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Announces Another Lawsuit Alleging That AutoZone, Inc. Improperly Exempted Its Store Managers From Overtime Compensation -- AZO

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SEATTLE, Aug. 31, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Attorney Advertising. Keller Rohrback L.L.P. () announces that it recently filed a second Fair Labor Standards Act suit in the U.S. District Court of Arizona on behalf of current and former Store Managers at AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) (Khan, Glover-Hale, and Montoya et al. v. AutoZoners LLC and AutoZone, Inc, Case No. 10-cv-01828.) The complaint alleges that AutoZone improperly classified its "Store Managers" as exempt, thereby denying them compensation for hours worked in excess of 40 per work week. The suit seeks to recover unpaid overtime compensation and other benefits of employment to which the improperly classified Store Managers are entitled.

This filing follows a similar case filed by AutoZone employee Mike Taylor earlier this year. According to David Copley, lead attorney in the case, "Mike Taylor's lawsuit has generated enormous interest. Dozens of current and former AutoZone store managers have expressed interest in joining this litigation. The filing of this second lawsuit, involving alleged violations in Arizona, Maryland, New York, North Carolina and Washington, D.C., strongly indicates that AutoZone's misconduct is pervasive."      

The Store Managers' job duties involve minimal managerial tasks. Most of the tasks are the same as those of non-exempt employees, such as operating the cash register, stocking merchandise in accordance with AutoZone's detailed plan-o-grams, and serving customers. On average, the Store Managers spend no more than one hour a day on management (less than 10% of the total working hours) using AutoZone's computer system to schedule other workers, visiting customers with the Commercial Accounts Manager, and otherwise "managing" the store.

The Store Managers are closely supervised by AutoZone District Managers, with daily phone calls that provide detailed instructions on what to accomplish in the store that day, and via AutoZone's computer system which is connected to headquarters in "real time," so the District Managers and other AutoZone executives can monitor sales and other activities in the stores. 

If you are a current or former Store Manager at AutoZone and have questions regarding this litigation, you may contact paralegal Sara Duncan, or attorneys David Copley or Lynn Sarko toll free at (800) 776-6044, or via e-mail at info@kellerrohrback.com.

Keller Rohrback is one of America's leading class action firms, handling cases for over two decades. We are committed to protecting employees' rights and seeking redress for corporate misdeeds that interfere with or violate these rights. Keller Rohrback serves as lead or co-lead counsel in numerous class action cases, including cases against some of the biggest and most powerful corporations in the world. Keller Rohrback's trial lawyers have obtained judgments and settlements on behalf of clients in excess of seven billion dollars.

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CONTACT: Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Sara Duncan, Paralegal (800) 776-6044 info@kellerrohrback.com www.krclassaction.com