Case Number: No. 1:08-cv-448

Practice Area: Employment Law & Unpaid Wages

Case Status: Settled

Settlement Amount: $2.42 million

Court: United States District Court for the District of Delaware

Berger Montague served as lead counsel and obtained a $2.4 million settlement in this wage and hour lawsuit against McDonald’s Corporation on behalf of 2,262 individuals employed in the United States as Assistant Manager Trainees during the time period at issue. Led by Shanon J. Carson and Ellen T. Noteware of Berger Montague, the plaintiffs brought this unpaid overtime case alleging a nationwide violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 201, et seq. (“FLSA”). The case was litigated in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware and was captioned Justison, et al. v. McDonald’s Corporation, No. No. 08-448 (LPS) (D. Del.).

The plaintiffs were “Assistant Manager Trainees” of corporate-owned and operated McDonald’s restaurants and alleged that McDonald’s had a policy and practice of failing to pay Assistant Manager Trainees for all time and overtime worked during a mandatory 12-week training period. Plaintiffs’ primary claim was that they were not paid for time they had to spend at home during the training period, studying and completing McDonald’s written training materials. The only claims released in the settlement were those that arose during this initial training period.

If you have experienced unpaid wages, unpaid overtime compensation, unreimbursed business expenses, or other wage and hour violations under federal or state laws by your employer, please contact Berger Montague. Our award-winning employment lawyers are available to speak with you free of charge.

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