A Panera Bread restaurant in Macon, Georgia has been sued by a former baker for overtime violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The lawsuit, filed in the Middle District of Georgia, alleges that the baker was regularly told to work off the clock between 2012 and September 2015. Attorneys for the worker claim that the baker was cheated out of approximately ten to fifteen hours of unpaid, off the clock, overtime hours worked per week. Under the FLSA, workers must be paid overtime at the rate of one and one-half times their regular hourly rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of forty hours per week.
The lawsuit seeks back wages, liquidated damages, damages arising from the breach of the baker’s employment contract, and attorneys’ fees.