(PRWEB) February 22, 2013
Jackson, Shields, Yeiser & Holt law firm has filed a collective action “off the clock” lawsuit on behalf of Skylar Gunn and other similarly situated servers, nationwide, against NPC International, Inc.,
The Gunn v. NPC INTERNATIONAL, Inc. collective action lawsuit was filed by Skylar Gunn in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (Eastern Division) in case number 1:13-cv--01035-JDb-egb.
According to court documents, the lawsuit alleges the Pizza Hut franchisee has worked Ms. Gunn and similarly situated servers “off the clock” without being paid. Ms. Gunn also alleges in the lawsuit that she and similarly situated servers at NPC Pizza Hut restaurants have been required to attend mandatory meetings off the clock without being paid.
In addition, court documents show Ms. Gunn alleges she and similarly situated servers have been required to undergo mandatory job training “off the clock” without being paid.
The lawsuit is a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act on behalf of the Ms. Gunn and similarly situated servers employed by NPC International, Inc. during the past three years at its Pizza Hut restaurants across the nation. According to its website, NPC International, Inc. owns more than 1200 Pizza Hut restaurants in 28 states..
In addition to the “off the clock” allegations in the lawsuit, Ms. Gunn alleges that she and similarly situated current and former servers at NPC's Pizza Hut restaurants have been:
- Required to perform “side work” more than 20% of the time while clocked in as a tipped employee without being paid minimum wages for the “side work.”
- Required to work in non-tipped classifications while clocked in as a tipped employee without being paid minimum wages.
- Required to report tips never received in order to satisfy the company's tip credit requirements, without being paid minimum wages for such work time.
Gordon Jackson of Jackson, Shields, Yeiser & Holt notes “Collective action lawsuits are unique. They allow other similarly situated employees to join in such a cause of action if they wish or, on the other hand, file their on lawsuits for such claims if they desire, engaging their own counsel."
He also notes that the statute of limitations for filing claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act is two years or, three years if the court finds willful violations. Ms. Gunn's lawsuit alleges willful violations.
NPC Pizza Hut former and current servers who have worked off the clock, attended mandatory meetings off the clock, received job training off the clock, performed more than 20% side work while clocked-in as a tipped employee, etc, during the past three years, without being paid for such time, who wish to assist in the lawsuit or, find out more information about joining the lawsuit, may visit http://www.npcofftheclock.com/ or call 1-800-872-8001.