In Tennessee and all across the United States employees are entitled by law to receive overtime pay if they work more than forty hours in a single work week. As a Tennessee Overtime Pay Lawyer one of the most common overtime violations we see arises when a business calls and employee an “assistant manager” so they don’t have to pay overtime.
According to this class action lawsuit filed against the Five Guys Burger Restaurant,
the Five Guys Assistant Managers claim that salaried Assistant Managers employed at Five Guys’ restaurants were improperly classified as exempt from overtime wage laws. The complaint claims that the Assistant Managers spent the majority of their time taking orders, conducting prep work, including cutting lettuce, onions, and potatoes, as well as taking inventory and receiving product shipments. The complaint states, these employees “were ‘managers’ in name only because they did not have managerial duties or authority and should therefore have been properly classified as non-exempt employees.”
The lawsuit stated that, “If Managers and Assistant managers are misclassified as exempt, they may be owed overtime back pay,” according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Cases just like this one happen to hard working employees all across the country and even right here to Tennessee employees. If you or someone you know has worked overtime hours but failed to receive your proper overtime pay, we encourage you to contact one of our compassionate and experienced Tennessee employment overtime pay labor attorneys as soon as possible. We care about our clients and will work with you to see to it that you get the compensation that is rightfully yours.
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