The Daily Report published a story about workers suing Darden Restaurants over back pay and other compensations, plus interests and attorney fees. Darden Restaurants owns popular brands including Red Lobster and Olive Garden. The workers allege Darden Restaurants violated federal labor laws by underpaying their workers.
According to some news reports, the company has had to pay fines for similar violations in the past, and the track of this specific lawsuits looks like it will become a class action. Other allegations by the workers include workers not being able to clock in, working without pay, and employees working beyond 40 hours. Some estimates claim the number of people affected by these alleged violations is well over 1,000.
Written by Lulaine Compere.