Wage Suit Claims Taco Bell Stiffs Workers

Law360, New York (May 2, 2012, 2:24 PM EDT) -- A former shift manager hit Taco Bell of America LLC with a proposed class and collective action Tuesday in Florida federal court, accusing the fast food chain of refusing to pay regular and overtime wages by forcing employees to work off the clock.

Lead plaintiff Alicia Sloan alleges in her suit that Taco Bell controls its costs by mandating unrealistic budgeted labor hours for each restaurant. As a result, Sloan claims restaurant managers forced hourly employees to work off the clock in order to meet staffing...
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