Legal News

Jimmy John’s Sued for Wage Theft by Former Employees
Download PDF

jimmy johns

The fast-food chain Jimmy John’s has been sued by two former employees for “systematic wage theft,” according to The Huffington Post.

The lawsuit was filed Friday in federal court by Emily Brunner and Karolis Kubelskas. The pair claim that they were forced to work while off the clock due to low payroll budgets sent to individual stores. This led to overtime and minimum wage violations.

  
What
Where


According to the lawsuit, Jimmy John’s “intentionally and repeatedly misrepresented the true time worked by their hourly employees” so it could keep its costs low and skirt overtime laws. The two plaintiffs argued that the pay practices were sent from “corporate set policies” and also applied to other employees.

The company has not issued a comment on the lawsuit.

The plaintiffs said that employees of the store are not provided enough time to finish all of the duties assigned to them at closing each night. This is when managers tell the employees to clock-out of work even if they have to continue working. They also said that this practice is worsened because managers’ bonuses are based on the fact if they hit the targets set forth by the company on labor costs.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




They claim that the system “has the practical effect of creating widespread wage theft.”

Brunner filed a lawsuit back in July, but refiled in a joint complaint just last week. JS Fort Group, a franchisee, is named as a defendant with Jimmy John’s Enterprises.



 

Most Popular

Legal Career Resources

August 23, 2016 Relocation is the Best Option for Attorneys Looking to Move Up

Summary: Attorneys looking for a new job will have better luck relocating to a completely new market. Learn why in this article. Read Why Every Attorney Should Look at Multiple Legal Markets When Doing a Job Search to learn more. […]

read more

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top