JAE Restaurant Group, LLC, which operates over 200 Wendy’s restaurants in Florida and several other states, is facing a former employee’s claims that the defendant altered workers’ time records to avoid paying overtime wages. According to the complaint, the man worked for the defendant as a grill operator between March and April 2017 and was paid $8.50 per hour.
The plaintiff began working at the defendant’s restaurant on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami, the case alleges, when he noticed his and other employee’s time records were being altered to reflect fewer hours than what was actually worked. Despite working an average of 50 hours per week, the plaintiff was never paid time-and-a-half overtime wages, the suit says. After complaining to management about this supposedly illegal practice, the plaintiff was transferred to another Wendy’s location in Miami, according to the lawsuit.
The plaintiff says he complained at least two more times regarding the defendant’s pay practices and was terminated “just a few minutes after [his] final overtime complaint” in retaliation for his actions.