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Burlington Stores Inc. Pay $19.6M to Resolve Employee Lawsuits

CAMDEN – Burlington Stores Inc. has agreed to pay $19.6 million to resolve lawsuits that claimed the South Jersey firm short-changed employees.

The proposed settlement, if approved by a federal judge in Camden, would end a nine-year court fight between the South Jersey-based apparel chain and its assistant store managers, or ASMs.

Two related lawsuits contend Burlington misclassified its ASMs as being exempt from overtime pay requirements, causing the employees to work unpaid hours on a regular basis.

An initial suit, filed in June 2011, asserted the salaried ASMs regularly performed “many non-managerial duties identical to those performed by non-exempt employees entitled to overtime.”

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