Attorneys Taking Action - Class Action News
Companies are increasingly violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by not justly compensating employees for working more than forty hours per seven consecutive days. Unless covered by specific exemptions, employees must be paid at least 1.5 times their hourly rate for each and every hour they work over forty hours. Employers generally deceive their employees into believing they are not eligible for overtime pay by falsely claiming that they are covered by exemptions, misclassifying the employee’s role, or by not counting “off-the-clock” work time.
Ralph Lauren is the latest retailer to be hit with accusations of deceptive pricing. A lawsuit filed on May 2, 2016, in the Southern District of California, alleges that the retail giant falsely advertised “’market prices and corresponding ‘phantom’ savings”.
It is the latest in a string of class action lawsuits aimed at outlet and discount stores and websites that list false advertised retail prices (ARPs) next to their sales prices. This practice tricks consumers into believing that they are purchasing items at a discount. Most of these “market” prices are nothing more than imaginary figures without any basis in economic reality.