ABBEY SPANIER INVESTIGATES FAZOLI RESTAURANTS FOR UNFAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES
Abbey Spanier is currently investigating Fazoli Restaurants for the failure to pay its General Managers and Assistant General Managers overtime compensation, in violation of federal and state wage and hour laws. Under the law, hourly workers are entitled to receive overtime pay. In order to avoid paying overtime, Fazoli allegedly requires its General Managers and Assistant General Managers (who are not hourly workers and therefore do not receive overtime pay) to do the work of the restaurant's hourly employees.
Fazoli's has allegedly improperly classified its General Managers and Assistant General Managers as "exempt" and therefore not entitled to overtime, despite regularly requiring them to work more than 40 hours per week. Allegedly, General Managers and Assistant General Managers spend very little time actually performing managerial duties and spend the majority of their time performing non-exempt tasks, such as preparing food, cleaning the restaurant and working the cash register.
Federal law requires overtime pay at a rate of not less than one and one-half times the employee's regular rate of pay for each hour worked in excess of 40 hours in a given workweek, for those employees considered "non-exempt." Some states have also enacted overtime laws.
Abbey Spanier has been representing employees in class actions and collective actions in federal and state courts throughout the United States for over a decade. Please visit our unfair employment practices page for more information about the firm's recent recoveries and achievements in this field. If you are a current or former employee of Fazoli's Retaurant and would like to discuss our investigation, please tell us your story.