Employees sued C& S Wholesale Grocers, a $18 billion grocery distributor, at the start of April, alleging violation of federal and state wage-hour laws. The lawyers are seeking to classify the suit as class-action and have recruited potential plaintiffs throughout the country.
Employees want $750 million in unpaid wages and overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and state labor laws in 14 states where the company operates. The case applies to workers who have been employed by C& S since 2000. C& S denies the allegations.