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Proposed Settlement Reached Between Diversified Maintenance Systems and Janitors Who Cleaned Target Stores for $675,000
A proposed settlement for $675,000 has been reached in a class action lawsuit charging that Diversified Maintenance Systems, a cleaning contractor that cleans more than 600 Target stores nationwide, required workers to work up to 80 hours a week without full overtime pay.
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- “Target store janitors reach wage settlement,” Sasha Aslanian, February 15, MPR
Janitors who work for a company that cleans Twin Cities Target stores have reached a preliminary settlement in a class-action lawsuit over unpaid wages…
- “Twin Cities janitors win settlement on overtime pay,” Dee Depass, February 15, Star Tribune
The complaint alleged that certain managers made workers, mostly at five Twin Cities Target stores, punch into work on certain days using “ghost employee” ID cards. According to the court documents, the “scheme” required the janitors to clock in and sign work cards using the names of former DMS employees at least one or two days a week. The practice meant that those who worked as much as 56 to 80 hours a week received only regular pay.
- “Cleaners subcontracted to work for Target reach tentative overtime settlement,” John Welbes, February 5, Pioneer Press (also published in Bloomberg Businessweek and St. Cloud Times)
- “Target store cleaners may settle with subcontractor on overtime,” Mark Reilly, February 6, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal
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