Dollar Tree Wins California Pay Stub Class Action

November 10, 2017

Authored by: BCLP and Traci Choi

A California federal jury has returned a verdict in favor of Dollar Tree in Francisca Guillen v. Dollar Tree Stores, Case No. 2:15-cv-03813, finding that providing pay stubs on cash register receipts did not violate state law requiring accessible wage statements.

Plaintiff Francisca Guillen filed the lawsuit in the Central District of California representing a class of 5,400 retail employees, alleging that workers had to print their direct deposit wage statements from the cash registers, rather than receiving a paper statement or having an online portal. Guillen further complained that corporate workers of Dollar Tree had access to wage statement information on the company’s website.

Dollar Tree successfully defended its practices, contending that its register stub system was designed to be convenient and free for store associates, who may not have access to the internet or a printer at home. Further, the register statements included all of the information required by law.  Employees were also permitted to request a paper statement in the mail.  Click here to see a copy of the redacted verdict.

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