On March 11, 2016, Chad Elchert and Tammy Crochet, two former Logan’s Roadhouse Managers, filed a collective action overtime lawsuit against Logan’s Roadhouse. They allege that Logan’s Roadhouse has misclassified its Managers as exempt and failed to pay them overtime wages for hours over 40 in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This lawsuit covers “management” employees who hold or previously held the title of Kitchen Managers, Culinary Managers, Service Managers, Front of House Managers, Bar Managers, and Host Managers.
Plaintiffs allege that Logan’s Roadhouse regularly required its Managers to work over 40 hours each workweek, but failed to compensate them at the proper overtime rate for those hours. Plaintiffs allege that as “Managers,” they spent a majority of their time performing non-exempt hourly work, including customer service, food preparation, and other non-managerial tasks, such as unloading truck deliveries, performing stocking and inventory tasks, washing dishes, and handling routine paperwork.
Plaintiffs also allege that while they were training to become Managers, Logan’s Roadhouse required them to work over 40 hours each week and failed to pay them overtime.