Ex-LongHorn Steakhouse Worker Asks To Revive Wage Suit

Law360, New York (January 15, 2013, 8:50 PM EST) -- A former LongHorn Steakhouse server asked an Illinois federal judge Monday to revive a portion of her wage-and-hour class action against the restaurant chain's parent company, GMRI Inc., after the judge rejected her bid to certify a class of servers across all 370 Longhorn locations.

Marisol Velez’s proposed amended complaint limits her claims to those alleging the company forced servers to perform nonserving duties at below legal wages — a policy Velez’s motion said GMRI admitted to in an earlier court filing.

Velez also sought to limit...
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