Denny's Hit With Mass. Class Claims Over Underpaid Wages

By Chris Villani (May 27, 2021, 6:52 PM EDT) -- Denny's was hit with a proposed class action Thursday in Massachusetts federal court that claims the round-the-clock diner ran afoul of federal and state wage laws by paying workers less than minimum wage and keeping them in the dark about rules limiting how much "non-tipped" work they should do.

The suit is being led by Jillian Parker, a server who earned $3.75 an hour working for Denny's in Central Massachusetts. Under the tip-credit provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, Denny's is allowed to pay Parker and others like her less than minimum wage and take a "tip credit" against those...

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