Menard’s Unpaid Training Time Collective Action

02.18.2020
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This case is about Menard’s practice of not paying its hourly employees for time spent participating in Menard’s In-Home Training Program.  Two former Menard employees sued Menard claiming that the In-Home Training Program was actually off-the-clock work that should have been paid and violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  The case caption is Astarita, et al. v. Menard, Inc., Case No. 5:17-cv-06151, and the case is currently pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, St. Joseph Division.

The Court certified the case as a collective action and authorized notice to be sent to the following people:

All present and former hourly employees who worked or are working at Menard’s retail home improvement stores and/or distribution centers throughout the United States at any time from December 21, 2014 to the present, and participated in the In-Home Training Program without compensation, who worked 40 or more hours per workweek including any time spent in in-home training, and whose employment agreement does not contain a class or collective action waiver.

Important: Any present or former hourly employees who, when first hired at Menard's, originally executed an employment agreement that permitted participation in a class or collective action, but that after December 21, 2017, executed an employment agreement or an arbitration agreement that contained a class or collective action waiver, are not precluded from joining this collective action.

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If you satisfy the above definition, then you are eligible to participate in this lawsuit. A Notice was mailed to eligible collective members on February 18, 2020.  The Notice contained a form entitled Consent to Join.  The Consent to Join is on yellow paper.  The Consent to Join must be filled out, signed, and returned as provided in the Notice by April 3, 2020.

Email:   AstaritavMenard@noticeadministrator.com
Fax:      952-404-5750
Mail:     Astarita v. Menard, Inc.
             c/o Analytics Consulting
             PO Box 2006
             Chanhassen, MN 55317-2006

  • If you do not complete the Consent to Join Form and send it in by email, fax, or US Mail by April 3, 2020, you cannot participate in this lawsuit.
  • If you did NOT receive a Consent to Join Form and believe you should have, please email the following information to unpaidtraining@stuevesiegel.com:

Name
Street Address
City, State, Zip Code
Phone Number
Email Address
Menard Location(s) Where You Worked

  • If you are unable to email and would prefer to call, please call 1-888-756-6495 and leave a voicemail containing the following information:

Name
Street Address
City, State, Zip Code
Phone Number
Email Address
Menard Location(s) Where You Worked

We will check your eligibility to participate in the lawsuit and reach back out to you as quickly as we can.

If you previously received a Notice of this lawsuit and returned a completed Consent to Join Form, you do not need to return one again.

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