Chili's Asst. Managers' OT Suit Headed To State Court

Law360, New York (May 10, 2010, 5:38 PM EDT) -- The federal judge overseeing a putative class action accusing Brinker International Inc. of failing to properly compensate assistant managers at its Chili's Grill & Bar Restaurant franchises for overtime and rest breaks has sent the dispute back to state court, finding that the amount in controversy does not reach the jurisdictional threshold of $75,000.

Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Wednesday granted the plaintiffs' request to remand the action to Contra Costa County Superior Court, ruling...
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