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Pharmacist says $2.9 billion will cure CVS wage violations

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A pharmacist formerly employed by Longs Drug Stores recently filed a class-action lawsuit demanding $2.9 billion from CVS Caremark Corp., which purchased Longs in October.

According to Charles Jones, who worked as a pharmacy manager and pharmacist at a San Diego Longs, the store violated wage-reporting laws for its nonexempt employees. Jones filed his suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California on behalf of “all nonexempt or hourly paid employees who have been employed by defendants in the state of California within one year prior to the filing of this complaint until certification of the class.”

Jones argues that Longs failed to give workers “complete and accurate wage statements,” including the total actual number of hours worked and the complete name, address, and Social Security number of each employee.

Final note: Wage-and-hour suits continue to pile up, and the attorneys representing employees frequently try to turn what may be a small problem into a huge class-action lawsuit.

Employers should regularly review their wage-and-hour policies to make sure they comply with the latest local, state and federal requirements. 

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