Suit faults Rite Aid on overtime

An assistant Rite Aid store manager from Alstead is launching a class action suit against the pharmacy chain on behalf of all assistant store managers in the state, claiming they were not paid overtime for working more than 40 hours.In a suit filed May 19 in U.S. District Court in Concord, the plaintiff, Robert Lohman, said that he was the assistant store manager at the company’s stores in Peterborough, Hillsborough, Newport, and Walpole, from February 1996 to July 2010. He said that he and at least 100 assistant managers in the state were not paid all wages owed them, including overtime (which is generally paid at time and a half). The suit also names Eckerd Corp., which recently acquired Rite Aid.At deadline, Rite Aid had not yet responded in court to the suit. — BOB SANDERS/NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS REVIEW

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