Wawa Inc. was ordered to pay $1.4 million to settle a lawsuit that said the company intentionally underpaid more than 300 assistant general managers on overtime and wages, according to NJ.com.
Pennsylvania-based Wawa operates more than 840 c-stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and the District of Columbia.
The court documents also said that managers should not have been exempt from overtime laws because their duties involved manual labor, customer service and other non-exempt tasks.
New York attorneys from the firm Hepworth Gershbaum & Roth argued Wawa knew the assistant general managers were not exempt from federal overtime laws but required them to work overtime anyway.
U.S. District Judge Peter Sheridan, sitting in New Jersey, approved a deal that requires Wawa and its parent company, Wild Goose Holdings, to pay more than $1.4 million to 333 assistant managers for improperly classifying them as overtime-exempt employees.
Each of the workers in the suit will receive an average of $86.74 for each week they worked, according to the order.