KFC Operator Can't Nix OT Suit By Repaying Worker: Judge

Law360, New York (September 14, 2011, 7:42 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Wednesday shot down a KFC Corp. franchisee’s bid to toss a Fair Labor Standards Act suit lodged by a former assistant manager, saying the company's offer to compensate her for unpaid overtime did not provide full relief.

Stephanie Klinger lodged her suit in July against KFC operator Phil Mook Enterprises Inc. and Christopher Mook, claiming they misclassified her as exempt from receiving overtime compensation, in violation of the FLSA. Phil Mook had offered to compensate Klingler in August, but that payment would...
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