Carmike Didn't Pay Workers While Movies Rolled: Suit

Law360, New York (July 28, 2011, 7:34 PM EDT) -- A former Carmike Cinemas Inc. employee filed a putative wage-and-hour class action Thursday, claiming the movie theater chain forced employees to clock out while movies were playing.

Plaintiff Travis Likens also alleges that he and others were not allowed to clock in until a customer was seated in the theater, so Carmike Cinemas refused to pay its workers from the time their shifts began until customers sat down to watch films.

The suit maintains that Carmike Cinemas' labor practices violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act...
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