Carrabba's Italian Grill and Bloomin' Brands
face a collective class action lawsuit alleging failure to pay for online training and failure to pay minimum wage for excessive side work. The lawsuit seeks unpaid wages for servers and bartenders that worked at Carrabba's Italian Grill at any time since February 24, 2013.
On February 24, 2016, the law firms of Hall & Lampros, LLP, Trief & Olk, and the Lichter Law Firm filed a collective class action on behalf of servers and bartenders of Carrabba’s Italian Grill restaurants at 242 locations throughout the United States.
The plaintiff Mary La Flamme filed suit
on behalf of all servers and bartenders alleging that they (1) were required to take online training and testing without being paid; and (2) were required to perform excessive side work without being paid minimum wage. The suit is based on the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 201, et seq., which makes it illegal for employers to (1) refuse to pay employees for mandatory job-related training; and (2) pay servers and bartenders below minimum wage on the basis that they are tipped employees while at the same time making them perform excessive side work that does not produce tips.
Hall & Lampros, LLP, Trief & Olk, and the Lichter Law Firm are law firms in Atlanta, New York, and Florida that have focused efforts throughout the country to prevent FLSA violations in the restaurant industry.
Click here for more information if:
- 1. You were an employee at any time since February 24, 2013 of Carrabba’s Italian Grill restaurants or an employee of Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, or Bonefish Grill (Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Bonefish Grill also are owned by Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.); and
- 2. You believe you: a. Were not paid for online training or other work relating to your job; or b. Were forced to perform excessive side work while still being paid less than the minimum wage under the FLSA tip-credit provisions.