Outback Makes Employees Do Off-The-Clock Work, Suit Says

Law360, New York (October 8, 2013, 5:57 PM EDT) -- Outback Steakhouse workers on Friday launched a proposed wage-and-hour collective action in Nevada federal court accusing the company of forcing employees to work without compensation during a preshift period called "Outback Time" that could last up to two hours.

The suit alleges Outback Steakhouse of Florida LLC, the company's managing member OSI Restaurant Partners LLC and parent Bloomin' Brands Inc. — which also owns Carrabba's Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill and other chain restaurants — of failing to pay workers all their earned wages, denying employees breaks...
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