Circle K Stores and Metropolitan Life Insurance accused of misclassifying workers to avoid overtime pay

Recent lawsuits in Nevada accuse Circle K Stores Inc. and Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. of misclassifying employees to avoid paying overtime wages.

Cogburn Law Offices filed each case as a collective action, a type of class action.

“Though they’re unrelated employers, they’re just proof that the same issues happen in all types of jobs,” attorney Andrew Rempfer said.

Rempfer said he expects the claims in each case to exceed $2 million.

The lawyer said nine Nevadans and five Arizona residents have signed on as plaintiffs in the case against Circle K. That case was filed Feb. 27 on behalf of former store manager Charles Grahl and “others similarly situated.”

“He was called a store manager, but he disagrees with that labeling,” Rempfer said.

Rempfer said 10 Nevada residents have signed on as plaintiffs in the case against Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Inc., and MetLife Auto &Home Insurance Agency Inc.