Dental Cos.’ $1.3M Deal In OT Suit Mostly OK, Judge Says

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Dental Cos.’ $1.3M Deal In OT Suit Mostly OK, Judge Says – Law360 – September 4, 2020

A dental services enterprise’s $1.3 million wage-and-hour settlement with a proposed class of office managers has largely been given the green light by a Florida federal magistrate judge, clearing the way to resolving the employees’ overtime misclassification suit.

Barnes & Noble Must Produce Privileged Atty Docs In OT Fight

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Barnes & Noble Must Produce Privileged Atty Docs In OT Fight – Law360 – August 27, 2020

A New York federal court has shut down Barnes & Noble Inc.’s bid to not turn over certain communications between executives and company counsel in a wage and hour dispute with former store cafe managers who claim they were misclassified, saying the company had forfeited attorney-client privilege.

Outback Steakhouse Settles Manager Overtime Suit

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Outback Steakhouse Settles Manager Overtime Suit – Law360 – June 18, 2020

Outback Steakhouse has settled on undisclosed terms a proposed collective action alleging the chain restaurant unfairly denied its front-of-house managers overtime, according to a notice filed Thursday in Massachusetts federal court.

Panera Bread Operator To Fork Over $4.6M For Unpaid OT

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Kevin Stawicki, Law360 – July 26, 2019

An Ohio federal judge signed off Friday on a $4.6 million deal to settle a collective and class action suit alleging the operator of hundreds of Panera Bread restaurants violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by classifying assistant managers as executives to short them on overtime.

The case is Kis v. Covelli Enterprises Inc., case number 4:18-cv-00054, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Ohio. 

Kis and the collective class are represented by Daniel R. Karon and Beau D. Hollowell of Karon LLC, Randall S. Newman, Robert Abrams and Correy A. Kamin of Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP, Michael Palitz, Gregg Shavitz and Logan A. Pardell of Shavitz Law Group PA, Justin M. Swartz, Darnley D. Stewart, Deirdre A. Aaron, Sally J. Abrahamson, Lucy Bansal and Hannah Cole-Chu of Outten & Golden LLP, and Drew Legando of Landskroner Grieco Merriman LLC.