Souper Salad Settles FLSA Suit With Tipped Workers

Law360, New York (April 23, 2014, 5:42 PM EDT) -- The parent company of all-you-can-eat chain Souper Salad has settled a lawsuit brought by a putative class of tipped workers at its 45 locations alleging they were not properly compensated for nontipped duties they were required to perform, according to documents filed Tuesday in Texas federal court.

Plaintiff Matthew Scott alleges that LNC Ventures LLC required its tipped employees to perform non-tip-producing work “for a large portion of the day” at a pay rate below minimum wage, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Scott and the class members were responsible for “cleaning bathrooms, sweeping, cleaning and stocking serving areas; sorting...

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