Fla. Sonic Franchise Withheld OT Pay, Managers Say

Law360, New York (August 26, 2013, 7:21 PM EDT) -- A class of assistant managers from Florida-based Sonic drive-through restaurants sued the franchise owner Friday for allegedly not paying overtime and violating minimum wage laws.

The employees, led by former assistant manager Patrick Miller, alleges in a complaint filed in Florida federal court that McClain Sonics Inc., named after franchise holder Buddy McClain, created demands on its restaurants that could only be fulfilled by violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Miller worked for the restaurant from July 2007 through June. During this time, McClain and his...
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