Boston Market Corp., a food chain based in Golden, Colorado, agreed to pay $3 million to settle a class action Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuit. According to the suit, Boston Market misclassified their assistant general managers, hospitality managers, and culinary managers as exempt from overtime pay. Because of the misclassification, Boston Market failed to pay the restaurant managers working in New York and Connecticut for hours worked over 40 hours a week.
The suit was filed in 2010 after the restaurant managers were asked to perform mundane tasks such as cleaning ovens, mopping floors, and serving food but were not properly paid for their overtime work. The workers involved in the class action lawsuit will each receive up to $12,000 in compensatory damages.
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