Outback Managers Seek Bloomin' Class Cert. In FLSA Suit

Law360, Boston (February 14, 2019, 12:40 PM EST) -- A putative class of Outback Steakhouse front of house managers asked a Massachusetts federal judge for conditional certification so more could join a suit claiming the chain denied them overtime pay in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to a motion filed Wednesday.

The suit argues the group of assistant managers, responsible for everything from seating patrons to serving food to washing dishes, have been wrongly denied overtime pay because Outback incorrectly classified them as being exempt. The classification runs afoul of the FLSA and state wage laws, the suit argues, and since all Outback restaurants are essentially the...

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