PITTSBURGH — Two employees have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Dairy Queen Grill and Chill Restaurant franchise in Johnstown, claiming the restaurant did not properly compensate them for overtime work.
Sarah Faust and Ashley Hughes filed a complaint on April 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against the Dairy Queen Grill and Chill Restaurant in Johnstown, alleging that the franchise restaurant violated the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they have not received overtime wages for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week and that if they refused to work for 45 hours per week, they would suffer a reduction in pay. The plaintiffs hold the restaurant responsible because the defendant allegedly required them to work 45 hours per week, altered and reduced the hours they actually worked, failed to compensate them for all overtime hours they worked and failed to maintain accurate time records.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek compensation for unpaid wages, liquidated damages, interest, attorney’s fees and costs and for such other and further relief as the court may deem just and proper. They are represented by Kenneth J. Hardin II of Hardin Thompson PC in Pittsburgh.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 3:16-cv-00092