Ottomanelli’s Café Franchising Corp, which operates as Ottomanelli’s’ Café, Ottomanelli Brothers Ltd., which operates as Ottomanelli Bros., and the companies’ owners are facing a proposed collective action filed over alleged Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations. The plaintiffs claim they were ostensibly hired by the defendants as delivery workers, yet spent a “considerable” part of their work days performing non-tipped duties. The case claims that, due to the defendants allegedly taking a tip credit to which they weren’t entitled, the plaintiffs and similarly situated workers were not paid mandatory minimum wages, spread-of-hours pay (owed for shifts that last longer than 10 hours in a day), and time-and-a-half hourly overtime wages for all hours worked over 40 in a week.
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