Farm Fresh, a farm service and farm fresh grocery store, has a large online store that allows customers to buy and sell farm fresh produce, including knee-high shoes, frozen meats, chicken breasts, beef, pork, seafood, cheese, rice, dairy, vegetables and herbs.
It has been the subject of multiple lawsuits, including one filed by the American Farm Bureau Federation and another filed by two former employees.
But a New York jury last week sided with the owner of the store, a company called Farm Fresh Holdings, and ordered it to pay $11.5 million to settle claims that it misclassified customers.
The jury also awarded attorneys fees, which were not included in the verdict.
The case was the second major labor case brought by the federal government in a few months.
The Department of Labor sued Walmart over the same issue in March, and in January, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that the Labor Department can investigate whether the retailer discriminated against its own workers because of the amount of time they spend stocking shelves.