Represented cooks, bussers, and servers in wide-ranging FLSA and IMWL suit against popular, 24-hour franchise-owned breakfast restaurant. Plaintiffs alleged that Defendants misclassified cooks as salaried-exempt and committed tip credit violations, in addition to other minimum wage and overtime violations. Plaintiffs received a settlement of $275,000.
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.