Taco Bell Assistant Managers Seek Collective Cert. In OT Suit

Law360 (September 14, 2020, 8:28 PM EDT) -- A Taco Bell employee has urged a Pennsylvania federal judge to certify a proposed collective action against a franchisee, claiming the company has misclassified certain employees to avoid paying overtime.

The employee argued in a motion Friday that hundreds of assistant managers who worked for Charter Foods Inc. and Charter Central LLC are similar enough for the judge to certify the collective and approve sending notice to its members about the proposed collective action alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

"[Assistant managers] were paid a salary (and no overtime), regardless of the number of hours they worked each week...

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