In California, two mass retailers, J.Crew and Abercrombie are facing lawsuits from their former employees.

Andrew Duberry was a employee working at the one of the J.Crew stores based in California between the years of 2010 and 2013. He claims that he was refused pay by the fashion brand for the extra hours he worked overtime as well and “engaged in a uniform policy and systematic scheme of wage abuse against their hourly paid or nonexempt employees within the State of California and the policy of denying wages for off-the-clock work and missed meal breaks means that store employees were often not paid minimum wage”, reports The Fashion Law.

Within the lawsuit, it was revealed that 250 more employees working at the J.Crew stores in California are owned compensation for their overtime hours. Abercrombie is another fashion brand that is facing similar charges, as they face a lawsuit from a former employee. Samantha Jones, who worked during the years of December 2005 to January 2014 for the company’s Hollister label, claimed that the brand “as a matter of corporate policy, practice and procedure, intentionally, knowingly and systematically failed to compensate plaintiff and the class members for all hours worked (for on-call time), and undercompensated them for overtime worked that should have been paid at overtime rates had the on-call time been paid for.”

Neither J.Crew nor Abercrombie have made any comment regarding the looming lawsuits.

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