McDonald’s Franchisee Can't Shake Collective OT Claim

Law360, San Diego (June 21, 2011, 8:17 PM EDT) -- A Georgia magistrate judge on Tuesday recommended that a former Bound South Inc. worker, who is bringing a race discrimination case against the McDonald Corp.’s franchisee, should be allowed to proceed with her additional collective action claim alleging it failed to pay proper overtime.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Russell Vineyard advised a Georgia federal court to deny Bound South’s attempt to dismiss Madai Saravia’s collective action claim asserting violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, finding the motion premature.

“[Bound South’s] motion at this stage of the...
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