If you’ve been the victim of wage and hour law violations at your workplace, it’s entirely possible you are not alone. Your employer may be treating everyone at your company the same way, breaking the law for each of them in the same way. When a party has injured many plaintiffs in the same way, our legal system has something called a “class action” in which all plaintiffs can pursue the same cause of action.
Connecticut Wage and Hour Class Actions
At Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore, we represent multiple workers in class actions against a single employer who has violated state and federal wage and hour laws, usually by not paying employees overtime pay who should be paid overtime.
These cases are appropriate when there are a group of employees who are the victims of the same illegal employer policy, such as being illegally classified as “executives” when they are really just assistant managers who spend most of their day stocking shelves.
When we find that an employer has been consistently violating wage and hour laws for a class of employees, we begin the class action suit. At that point, employees who meet the same criteria can join the suit. For instance, Beth is a mortgage loan officer for Company A in New London. Our law firm finds that Company A has been violating Connecticut wage and hour laws for mortgage loan officers, and begins a class action in February. Beth finds out about the class action in May. She can still join in.
The following are a list of currently pending class actions that Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore is handling. If you work for one of these companies in the capacity described in the suit, you may seek to join in:
Cracker Barrel Unpaid Wages Lawsuit
Complaint Filed: September 11, 2019
“Servers are suing Cracker Barrel for minimum wage violations.”
Outback Steakhouse Restaurant Unpaid Wages Lawsuit
Complaint Filed: April 18th, 2019
“Servers are suing Outback Steakhouse for minimum wage violations.”
Coverall Misclassification Class Action
Complaint Filed: January 17, 2019
“Coverall Misclassification Class Action”
C&L Diners (Denny’s) Server Class Action
Complaint Filed: December 18, 2018
“Connecticut Servers are suing C & L Diners (Denny’s) for minimum wage violations.”
Hy’s Livery Service Overtime Lawsuit
Complaint Filed: January 31st, 2018
“Chauffeurs are suing Hy’s Livery Service for making illegal deductions from their pay for working meal breaks.“
Kohl’s Assistant Manager Overtime Lawsuit
Complaint Filed: January 11th, 2018
“Assistant Managers are suing Kohl’s for failure to pay overtime.”
Chip’s Restaurant Unpaid Wages Lawsuit
Complaint Filed: November 14th, 2017
“Servers are suing Chip’s Resutaurant for minimum wage violations.”
Waste Pro Unpaid Wages Lawsuit
Complaint Filed: September 28th, 2017
“Waste Disposal Drivers and Helpers are suing WastePro for wage violations.”
Mardi Gras Entertainment, Inc. Misclassification Lawsuit
Complaint Filed: September 29th, 2017
“Entertainers are suing Mardi Gras Entertainment, and its president, for charging a fee to work.”
Chicago Sam’s LLC Unpaid Wages Lawsuit
Complaint Filed: September 12th, 2017
“Servers are suing Chicago Sam’s for minimum wage violations. “
Complaint Filed: August 11th, 2017
Complaint Filed: February 15th, 2017
“Unpaid Wages Lawsuit”
Servers are suing Dakota of Rocky Hill for minimum wage violations.
Ruby Tuesday’s, Inc.
Complaint Filed: January 19, 2016
“Tip Credit Lawsuit”
Servers for Ruby Tuesday’s are suing for minimum wage violations.
Complaint Filed: December 5, 2016
“Franchisee’s Misclassification Lawsuit”
Franchisee’s for Jani-King, Inc. are suing for unlawful misclassification as independent contractors instead of as employees.