Did Buffalo Wild Wings Fail to Pay Overtime to Employees?

by Norman B. Blumenthal on October 31, 2017

blumenthal nordrehaug & bhowmik, southern california employment law, southern california employment law attorneys, failure to pay overtime, pay overtime, overtime suitHeath Hustad-Ramos recently filed a class action lawsuit on September 16, 2017 against Buffalo Wild Wings claiming they violated workers compensation acts and alleging unpaid wages. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and listed Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. and Blazin Wings Inc. as defendants with listed allegations based on a failure to pay fair wages to the plaintiff and others in similar employment situations with the company, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Definitions to Know:

Class Action Lawsuit: A class action lawsuit is one in which a group of individuals who have the same or similar injuries caused by the same product, company or action sue the Defendant as a group to resolve claims.

Overtime: According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), overtime means time worked beyond a prescribed threshold. The threshold prescribed by the FLSA defines the normal work period as a workweek of 7 consecutive days. The normal FLSA regulated overtime threshold is 40 hours per workweek. Some jobs may be governed by a different FLSA overtime threshold.

Hustad-Ramos claimed he worked over 40 hours per week during his time as a store manager at a Riverside, California location, but he was not provided with the overtime wages he was due. He alleges that the company did not pay overtime wages at the mandated one and a half times his regular pay rate or provide him with the required accurate wage statement as regulated by FLSA.

The plaintiff, Hustad-Ramos, seeks a trial by jury, nominal damages, compensatory damages, restitution, interest, legal fees, civil penalties and all other relief the court may deem appropriate under the circumstances of the case (U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 5:17-cv-01898).

If you have questions regarding overtime, overtime violations or wage and hour law, please get in touch with one of the experienced California employment law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik.

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