Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Three Chicago-Area Women Sue CD One Dry Cleaners

A reader writes:
As a slooper and (former) client of CD One price I urge you to share this in your updates. Their service has declined and this recent article doesn't help the situation (via Chicago Tribune - partial blurb): 
Three Chicago-area women sued a dry cleaning franchisee for allegedly requiring them to work "off the clock" and failing to compensate them for overtime.  
The women, Hortensia Castaneda, Naivi Cobos and Ana Rodriguez, pressed and laundered clothes for CD One Price Cleaners in the South Loop, which is owned by Nilkanth Investment. The women say they were given quotas too high to accomplish in an eight-hour workday, forcing them to complete their tasks "off the clock." 
For example, they were required to press more than 200 garments per hour, while also making hangers for those garments, according to the suit filed Monday in federal court in Chicago. To meet the quota, Cobos and Rodriguez spent two hours at home before or after a shift to make the hangers, the suit alleges. The suit also alleges Castaneda showed up to work before the start of her shift to complete tasks.

(Hat tip:  TC!)

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