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Sales workers sue retailer for OT pay

I found this in a local newspaper, the St. Petersburg Times, Spring, 2006

 Three former commissioned salespeople on Wednesday filed a collective action in US District Court in Tampa, claiming they were illegally denied overtime pay by Dormia Mattress Inc, a retailer that sells memory foam mattress systems through mall stores.  The suit, which seeks to represent current and former Dormia workers who opt in to the suit in eight states, alleges the Jessup, MD chain paid for 40 hours a week.  Yet it scheduled the employees to work 42.5 hours plus other assigned duties before and after their store was open.  Attorneys estimate the unpaid overtime per employee at more than $30,000 over three years.  In response, Dormia said it pays mattress retailing industry-leading compensation and will “vigorously pursue all legal channels to defend our rights"