Carl's Jr. Bilks Managers Out Of Overtime, Suit Says

Law360, New York (September 19, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT) -- The parent company of burger chain Carl's Jr. was hit with a putative class action in California state court on Wednesday for allegedly failing to pay its general managers overtime, even while requiring them to be on call 24 hours a day.

Former employee Elizabeth Duarte sued Carl Karcher Enterprises Inc. in California Superior Court in Los Angeles, claiming that the owner of Carl's Jr., Hardee's and Green Burrito had violated California labor code by refusing to pay overtime for managers' on-call hours, which are performed outside of restaurants. Duarte also claims that CKE failed to pay managers premium overtime rates for...

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