More Groupon Workers Suing for Overtime

This time, 50 employees allege they weren't paid overtime
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2011 6:57 AM CDT
The Groupon logo is displayed in the lobby of the company's international headquarters on June 10, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Groupon employees have filed a class action lawsuit against the company claiming unpaid overtime, the second such suit filed against the daily deals website in the past month. This time around, Groupon’s so-called “deal vetters”—a position that no longer exists—say they weren’t paid overtime when working more than 40 hours per week. The first class action, filed late last month, came from salespeople, Paid Content reports. About 1,000 employees were covered by that filing, while about 50 are affected by this most recent one.

It hasn’t been a good month for Groupon: It saw a string of departing staff including, Gawker notes, its COO and sales chief; the planned IPO was shelved indefinitely; and the company has sparred with the SEC. (Read more Groupon stories.)

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