Starbucks to pay $1.6 million to managers and their lawyers to settle overtime pay dispute
The lawsuit was filed in 2009 by a former Starbucks employee and covered roughly 550 managers who argued that Starbucks wrongly classified them as exempt from overtime pay. When they work more than 40 hours per week, they should be compensated with overtime pay, they said in their complaint. In a settlement reached this month, Starbucks agreed to pay $613,680 to the managers represented in the case and $950,000 in attorney's fees and expenses. || Read "Starbucks to pay $1.6 million in settlement"