Many wage-hour/overtime actions are brought against restaurants; this is, and has been for some time, a disturbing pattern. Coupled with this trend is the fact that it seems that this industry has certain “customs” on paying workers that give plaintiffs a seeming leg up in these actions. So, it warms my heart when these suits

Off-the-clock work is a common issue that often is the basis for class action wage claims.  Put simply, federal and state laws require that workers get paid for the time they “work.”  Generally, hours worked includes all time an employee must be on duty, or on the employer’s premises or at any other prescribed place