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FLSA Case Filed Against Five Guys Restaurants for Failure to Pay Overtime

by Matthew Lee | Wage & Hour | Share

On March 27, 2012, Plaintiff Valerie Turner filed an Amended Collective Action Complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland against Five Guys Enterprises, LLC and related entities asserting  Fair Labor Standards Act claims.  Plaintiff alleges that she, and other assistant store managers-in-training who worked at Five Guys, were misclassified under the FLSA and were not paid overtime for all hours worked over 40 per week.  The lawsuit seeks to recover overtime pay on their behalf.  The Defendants have answered, and the case will proceed to discovery.  The lawsuit is entitled Turner et al. v. Five Guys Enterprises, LLC, et al.,  No. 1:11-cv-03718-RDB (D. Md.), and the Plaintiff is represented by Whitfield Bryson LLP, Klafter Olsen & Lesser, LLP and the Akaras Law Offices.  Please contact us if you would like more information about this case.


Matthew Lee


Matt handles complex litigation, primarily construction defect, product liability, business disputes, and wrongful death cases, and has secured substantial verdicts and settlements in a variety of matters, including multi-million dollar verdicts for homeowners associations in construction defect litigation and large settlements in wrongful death and product liability cases.

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