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Fastenal Faces Wage-Hour Suit

Multiple wage-hour lawsuits have reared their heads in the past few years. Distributors have been targeted as well. Last year C & S Wholesale Grocers was hit with a class-action; this month, two former Fastenal employees have followed suit, saying they were misclassified as assistant managers and as a result, denied overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Two former employees filed a lawsuit against The Fastenal Co., Winona, MN, on Oct. 18, 2007, alleging the industrial and construction supplies distributor violated the wage-hour provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Three others have joined the suit, and the law firm representing the employees, Nichols, Kaster and Anderson, is hoping to add what it says in the lawsuit is ...

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