Outback Workers Get Nod For $3M Wage Deal

Law360, Los Angeles (April 20, 2016, 4:58 PM EDT) -- Outback Steakhouse's parent company agreed to pay $3 million to settle a proposed class and collective action alleging employees had to show up early for unpaid pre-shift work called "Outback Time" after three years of battling, according to a Nevada federal judge's order Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey preliminarily approved the $3 million deal and conditionally certified a class of all hourly employees who worked at Outback Steakhouse restaurants from April 11, 2013, to April 11 of this year, plus several extended time periods for a handful of other states, according to Tuesday's order.

The workers had asked for...

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