Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 5:28 PM

No Charity for the Salvation Army

A former employee of the Salvation Army has filed a lawsuit against the charitable organization alleging that she was required to work off-the-clock during her eight-month tenure as a store manager and assistant store manager for the organization. Plaintiff Diana Mullins filed the lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio stating claims that the Salvation Army violated the FLSA and the Ohio Minimum Fair Wage Standards Act by requiring non-exempt store managers and assistant store managers at eight locations throughout Ohio to continue working after they clocked out. Mullins alleges that she regularly worked 50 to 60 hours per week, but was only paid for 40 hours of work. The complaint also alleges that due to such practice, the Salvation Army violated the record keeping provisions of both statutes. While Mullins is unsure of the potential size of the class, she estimates that it would be comprised of approximately 20 former and current store managers and assistant managers.

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