Moved to conditionally certify collective action under FLSA on behalf of cooks who alleged that they were not paid overtime at Chicagoland steakhouse chain. Plaintiffs received an early settlement of more than $200,000.
Two lawsuits against a Chicago car wash resulted in a total settlement of $725,000. 17 car wash employees joined the lawsuits which alleged the workers were paid below the minimum wage rate for tipped employees in Illinois. The car washers also alleged regularly working more than 40 hours per week, but not receiving overtime pay. The car washers promptly reached early settlements after filing suit.