McLaughlin & Stern, LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Pret A Manger

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The suit seeks to end Pret's alleged practice of withholding and denying overtime compensation to New York State restaurant employees in violation of both state and federal law. The suit also seeks proper monetary compensation for aggrieved current and former employees.

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If you work or have worked at a Pret restaurant in the state of New York and served as a manager in training, you may request to be included in the proposed class.

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Pret A Manger (“Pret”) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, case number 1:11-cv-05677-BSJ, alleging that the international restaurant chain violated both federal labor laws and New York labor laws by routinely requiring managers in training to work in excess of forty hours in a week without proper overtime compensation.

The suit alleges that Pret regularly requires its managers in training to work shifts and schedules that result in workweeks of between 40 and 65 hours, but does not properly compensate them with overtime pay. By bringing this suit, the attorneys listed below hope to end that practice and recover the wages and overtime pay each manager in training is due under the law.

If you work or have worked at a Pret restaurant in the state of New York and served as a manager in training, you may request to be included in the proposed class. Please contact McLaughlin & Stern, LLP or the Law Firm of Louis Ginsberg, PC, for any questions you have about the action.

Lee S. Shalov is a partner in the Litigation and Financial Services Department of McLaughlin & Stern, LLP, a full-service law firm founded in 1898. He concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on prosecuting and defending securities class actions, wage and hour actions, and mutual and hedge fund actions.

Louis Ginsberg has concentrated on employment litigation for decades, and as head of his firm has helped to establish new precedents in New York labor law. He has worked extensively on employment matters including wage and overtime pay issues, breaches of contract, and employment discrimination. His impact on the law and the results he achieves for his clients has been well documented in the New York Daily News and the New York Post.

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