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08/23/2017

Two former employees of Dietz & Watson, Inc. filed a lawsuit on August 21, 2017, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington alleging violations of federal overtime law. The named plaintiffs, both former sales merchandisers, bring these claims individually and on behalf of similarly situated employees who worked for Dietz & Watson, Inc.

The Complaint alleges that Dietz & Watson misclassified sales merchandisers as exempt from overtime pay by paying them a salary but overtime wages. The case is filed as a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action and Washington class action, and the named plaintiffs seek unpaid overtime wages and double damages. Plaintiffs also seek reimbursement for missed meal and rest breaks for the Washington Class.

Plaintiffs' attorney Rebekah L. Bailey of Nichols Kaster, PLLP explained, “These employees work long hours on the road merchandising products at grocery stores. They should be fairly compensated when they work overtime doing so."

Plaintiffs are represented by Rebekah L. Bailey and Jason D. Friedman from Nichols Kaster, PLLP, which has offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota and San Francisco, California.

The case is entitled, Rozeboom et al v. Dietz & Watson, Inc., No. 2:17-CV-01266 (Western District of Washington).

Additional information about how to make a claim for overtime pay in the case may be found at www.nka.com or by calling Nichols Kaster, PLLP toll free at (877) 448-0492.