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Helping Employees With Wage And Hour Claim Concerning Saks Fifth Avenue

CASE NAME: Stewart Alexander v. Saks & Company LLC, No. 4:21-cv-02384


COURT: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California


On April 1, 2021, a collective and class action complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California for violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the California Labor Code on behalf of “all current and former hourly-paid employees of Saks & Company LLC and/or Saks Incorporated who worked in their department stores in California at any time from April 1, 2018 to the present.”

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of non-exempt, hourly employees, alleges that Saks & Company LLC and Saks Incorporated violated state and federal wage & hour laws by failing to pay for all hours and overtime worked. Specifically, the Complaint alleges that employees are not paid for time spent in sales meetings before the employees were allowed to clock in. The Complaint further alleges that the employees were required to undergo security bag searches before they were allowed to clock in and were required to undergo security bag checks upon exit after they had clocked in. The Complaint alleges that the Plaintiffs and employees should have gotten paid for these meetings and security checks, but did not.

The Following Documents are Available for Review:

For questions about the case, please contact Shoshana Savett at [email protected] or call (215) 498-3334. If you currently or previously (during the last three years) worked for Saks & Company LLC and/or Saks Incorporated and would like to assert your FLSA claims through this case, please download and complete the opt-in consent form. Further information is set forth below.

If you would like to complete the opt-in consent form electronically, please email us at [email protected] requesting a link to electronically complete the form. This may be done from your computer or smartphone, without the need to print and mail the form.

Am I Eligible to Participate in This Lawsuit?

All hourly employees employed by Saks & Company LLC and/or Saks Incorporated at any time in the past three years in California, who worked before or after their paid shift without compensation may be eligible to join the lawsuit as opt-in plaintiffs.

In order to participate in this lawsuit, class members must affirmatively indicate that they want to be included by filing an opt-in consent form, located above.

The Opt-In Consent Form Should be Returned to:

Attn: Saks FLSA Action
3 Terry Dr., Suite 205
Newtown, PA 18940

Facsimile: (267) 685-0676
Email: [email protected]

All potential plaintiffs should be aware that under federal law there is a limited time period in which plaintiffs are permitted to join the case by filing an opt-in consent form to assert their claims. This is called the statute of limitations. All claims are subject to this limitations period. The statute of limitations for an FLSA claim generally is a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years from the date the opt-in consent form is filed with the court. This means that the time period for your FLSA claim will begin either two or three years prior to the date you opt in to an active lawsuit. Therefore, if you believe you have a claim against either Defendant under the FLSA, you should contact us as soon as possible.

Do I Have to Pay Any Fees to the Attorneys?

The law firms are handling this case on a contingent fee basis. This means that we will only be paid if the lawsuit is successful in obtaining relief either through a settlement or a final judgment, and that payment will come out of that settlement or final judgment. Therefore, you do not have to pay anything to our law firms in order to join the lawsuit.