Justison v. McDonald’s Corp.
This lawsuit dates back to July 2008, when the plaintiffs lodged a complaint contending they were wrongly exempted from the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) for their title as assistant managers. McDonald’s contended plaintiffs were exempt employees and denied plaintiffs overtime pay during a three-month training period. Plaintiffs, during that period worked more than 40 hours a week and performing the same duties as nonexempt workers such as taking and filling out orders, according to the suit. The plaintiffs sought collective action certification, back pay, damages and fees.