Olive Garden, LongHorn Workers Sue Parent Co. Over Wages

Law360, New York (September 6, 2012, 5:41 PM EDT) -- Former servers at Darden Restaurants Inc.'s LongHorn Steakhouse and Olive Garden lodged a putative class action in Florida federal court Thursday, alleging the company violates the Fair Labor Standards Act by requiring employees to work while off the clock.

Amanda Mathis, a former waitress at LongHorn Steakhouse locations in Florida and Georgia, and James Hamilton, a waiter at an Olive Garden in Georgia, claim Darden regularly requires employees to perform tasks before and after their shifts without paying them.

The company also requires tipped employees to...
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