Judge Rules FLSA Suit Against Chili's Can Proceed

Law360, New York (July 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A group of restaurant employees can proceed with its class action against Chili's Bar & Grill for allegedly forcing the employees to share tips with supervisors in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, a judge has ruled.

In an order filed July 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Judge Keith Ellison denied the defendant's motion for summary judgment and ruled that the plaintiffs had presented sufficient evidence for the case to continue to trial.

Attorneys for Brinker International, which...
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