Sheetz asst. managers win settlement

More than 700 Sheetz assistant managers will receive payments averaging $1,619 under a settlement of an overtime lawsuit, Pennlive.com reported citing court filings.

U.S. Middle District Judge John E. Jones III approved the $1.8 million settlement on Wednesday.

William Cambridge of Tyrone and Mary Penatzer of State College filed a fair wage lawsuit in September 2017 claiming the Altoona-based convenience store chain violated federal law by classifying assistant managers as exempt from overtime, Pennlive said.

Sheetz agreed to the settlement without conceding any wrongdoing but later reclassified those workers, making them eligible for overtime.

Cambridge and Penatzer claimed in their suit they often worked 50 or more hours a week without overtime pay in violation of federal regulations requiring overtime be paid for whenever a non-exempt employee works more than 40 hours in a week, Pennlive said.