Burger King Managers Denied Class Cert. In OT Fight

Law360, New York (October 6, 2011, 3:59 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Thursday shot down a group of Burger King Corp. franchise managers' bid for class certification in their wage and hour suit claiming the fast-food giant failed to pay them overtime, ruling the plaintiffs' managerial duties were too varied.

Plaintiffs Salomon Ramos, Jorge Ramos and Miguel Ramos brought the proposed class action in March, claiming Burger King misclassified managers as exempt, thereby denying them overtime compensation in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

U.S. District Judge James S. Moody Jr. declined...
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