Jackson Hewitt Franchisee Stiffed Workers On OT, Suit Says

Law360, New York (August 20, 2013, 2:56 PM ET) -- A Florida franchisee of bankrupt Jackson Hewitt Inc. was hit with a proposed class action Monday alleging it failed to pay certain employees for overtime and required extra, uncompensated work by tacking “manager” to employees' titles.

TaxPrep1 Inc. forced so-called office managers to work more than 40 hours a week without paying overtime, in violation of the Fair Labors Standards Act, according to the complaint filed in Florida federal court.

The Jackson Hewitt franchisee instead “lumped” the work into a fixed weekly salary, even though a...
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