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

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. 

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