Civil Plaintiff

Jimmy John’s Will Pay $1.8M to Settle Overtime Pay Dispute

Dive Brief:

  • Jimmy John’s will pay $1.8 million to settle wage and hour claims brought forth by employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to Law360. The collective action settlement was approved in an Illinois federal court on Monday. 
  • Sixty-six assistant store managers employed by Jimmy John’s will receive settlement checks and over 500 managers employed by franchisees will receive three gift cards valued at $300 total. 
  • The lawsuit began with a July 2014 complaint brought by two plaintiffs, who were employed by independent franchisees, alleging the operator misclassified assistant store managers so they were exempt from overtime pay. The lawsuit became a collective action in 2015 after similar lawsuits were filed.

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