TOMS King Sued for Failing to Pay Overtime to Restaurant Assistant Managers and Restaurant General Managers-in-Training
Together with co-counsel, Conway Legal today filed suit in federal district court in Pittsburgh, PA, on behalf of a former “Restaurant Assistant Manager” and “Restaurant General Managers-in-Training” who were not paid overtime compensation for working more than 40 hours in a workweek. The lawsuit alleges that Restaurant Assistant Managers and Restaurant General Managers-in-Training in approximately 130 “Burger King” and “Carl’s Jr” restaurants across the country routinely work more than 40 hours a week in order to perform their job duties, yet are denied overtime compensation despite performing work that is substantially similar to those that are entitled to receive overtime. A copy of the legal paperwork describing the claims can be found here.
The lawsuit alleges that Restaurant Assistant Managers and Restaurant General Managers-in-Training spent the majority of their time performing the same type of work as hourly employees, including serving customers, ringing customers up on the cash register, preparing food, working the drive-thru, stocking, counting inventory, and cleaning the restaurant. It alleges that TOMS King and several related entities – as owners and operators of the franchised “Burger King” locations – have a policy, pattern, and/or practice of misclassifying Restaurant Assistant Managers and Restaurant General Managers-in-Training as exempt from overtime. It seeks to recover all unpaid overtime owed to Restaurant Assistant Managers and Restaurant General Managers-in-Training who worked for TOMS King between November 12, 2016 and the present.
If you are a current or former Restaurant Assistant Manager or Restaurant General Manager-in-Training at TOMS King and would like more information about the lawsuit, please call Conway Legal at (215) 278-4782.