Friends First, LLC—which operates three Arkansas-based Domino’s franchises—is facing a proposed class and collective action over allegedly unpaid overtime wages stemming from off-the-clock work.
The plaintiff, who worked for the defendant from April 2017 to 2018, claims she and other hourly paid employees regularly worked in excess of 40 hours each week without being compensated for all overtime hours worked. As explained in the complaint:
“As an hourly-paid employee, Defendant automatically clocked out Plaintiff and other hourly-paid employees once the store had been closed to customers. However, Defendant did not allow Plaintiff and other hourly-paid employees to leave until the store had been fully cleaned and prepared for the next shift.
These off-the-clock duties included completing paperwork, inventory, cleaning and general store closing responsibilities.”
The case goes on to allege that the defendant manually reduced employees’ recorded hours in time clock records, further depriving the plaintiff of her due wages.