Starbucks Made Managers Work Off The Clock, Suit Says

Law360, New York (April 27, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT) -- Starbucks Corp. was hit with a class action Tuesday by California assistant managers claiming the company violated state labor laws by cheating them out of overtime, forcing them to work during breaks and requiring them to conduct company business on their own time.

In the complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, former assistant manager Rebecca Birdsall says the international chain imposed “strict and unreasonable” job requirements on its employees to keep paid work hours to a minimum in order to boost its bottom line. Staff...
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