KFC Pays $3.5M To Settle Calif. Workers' Missed-Break Suit

Law360, New York (October 9, 2012, 3:31 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday signed off on a $3.55 million settlement resolving allegations that KFC didn't provide its Golden State employees meals and rest breaks and required them to perform off-the-clock work during closing shifts.

The deal approved by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey T. Miller is intended to compensate more than 13,000 current and former KFC workers who have worked at the fast food chain's California locations dating back to 2005. Named plaintiff Domonique Hines brought the lawsuit in 2009 alleging KFC routinely violated...
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