FAQ – Carrabba’s Class Action Lawsuit
How does the lawsuit allege that Carrabba’s violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)?
The collective class action lawsuit alleges that Carrabba’s 1) did not pay servers and bartenders wages for mandatory online training and testing related to the job, and 2) required excessive side work while paying servers and bartenders below minimum wage.
Under the FLSA, it is illegal for an employer to not pay an employee for mandatory job-related training and to pay servers and bartenders below minimum wage for excessive side work that does not produce tips (under the tip-credit provision of the FLSA).
Am I entitled to file a claim against Carrabba’s?
If you are a current or former server or bartender of Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, or Bonefish Grill (all of which are owned by Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.) who was not paid for required job-related training, or who was required to perform excessive side work while being paid less than minimum wage, you may be able to recover under this collective class action lawsuit.
How do I recover money in the lawsuit for wages owed to me for online training and excessive side work?
Under the FLSA, you may recover money owed to you by opting in to the lawsuit but in order to do so, you must file a statement “opting in” to the collective action. For more information on how to opt in and recover in the lawsuit, contact us at (888) 833-2305.
Talk to an attorney about your past due wages and how to take action against your employer. A member of our legal team can evaluate your wage claim.