Outback Steakhouse Faces Federal Wage-And-Hour
Lawsuit Alleging Failure To Pay Employees

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WOLF RIFKIN SHAPIRO SCHULMAN & RABKIN FILES AMENDED COMPLAINT AGAINST OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE, ADDING STATE-LAW CLASS ACTION CLAIMS

Alleging that Outback Steakhouse and its parent companies failed to pay hourly employees their lawfully earned wages, attorneys for the Plaintiffs in Cardoza et al. v. Bloomin' Brands et al. filed an amended Fair Labor Standards Act complaint in the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada on December 24, 2013.

The amended action seeks to recapture pay, plus appropriate damages, for all Plaintiffs and the many thousands of similarly situated current and former employees in the FLSA putative collective action and various state-law putative class actions as a result of Defendants' alleged failure to pay wages for alleged off-the-clock work required by Outback.

"This lawsuit seeks to vindicate the simple proposition that employees should be paid for their work," said Don Springmeyer, the Wolf Rifkin Shapiro Schulman & Rabkin attorney who filed the suit. "Plaintiffs allege that Outback Steakhouses run on the labor of tens of thousands of minimum-wage employees, and it is outrageous that, as alleged, a multi-billion-dollar corporation further squeezes those hard working people out of their lawfully-earned wages"

The amended lawsuit alleges that Outback failed to pay for all hours worked by its employees, failed to pay federal and state minimum wages, and failed to pay appropriate overtime wages for time worked above forty hours per week.

Named Plaintiffs are current and/or former Outback Steakhouse employees from around the country, including Nevada, New York, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Illinois. More than 125 current and former Outback employees already have filed their consents-to-sue in the Nevada federal court case.

Bloomin' Brands Inc., the parent company of Outback Steakhouse, had gross receipts of more than $3 billion dollars last year. Bloomin' CEO Elizabeth Smith was rewarded with a $20 million bonus in 2013, and according to company filings she maintains stock options worth another $50 million.

To learn more about the lawsuit and whether you may be eligible to join, contact a WRSS&R attorney at 1-866-738-5811.

Disclaimers: Putative class members and/or collective action members may contact counsel of their choice, are not required to opt-in to the existing lawsuit, and/or may pursue their own action independent of the present litigation. This website and the 866 telephone number are not affiliated with Outback or Bloomin' Brands.

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OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE FACES FEDERAL WAGE-AND-HOUR LAWSUIT ALLEGING FAILURE TO PAY EMPLOYEES

On October 4 - Lawyers in the Las Vegas office of Wolf Rifkin Shapiro Schulman & Rabkin LLP, have filed a class action suit in Nevada federal district court against Outback Steakhouse and its parent company under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The suit alleges that Outback failed to pay for all hours worked by its employees, failed to pay federal and state minimum wages, and failed to pay appropriate overtime wages for time worked above forty hours per week.

Bloomin' Brands, Inc. owns and operates Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, Roy's Restaurant, and Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, and employs nearly 100,000 hourly employees at more than 1,400 restaurants nationwide.

Outback has claimed in public marketing materials that, "We'll break the rules to do what it takes to make sure we deliver a dining experience that's just right each and every time."

In this instance, Plaintiffs allege Outback broke the wrong rules: Federal labor and employment laws designed to pay employees for their work.

"It's not easy at the moment for working people to find and keep a job, and these employees deserve their pay for the work they do," said Don Springmeyer, the Wolf Rifkin Shapiro attorney who filed the suit. "Federal law does not allow an employer to force unpaid work or to short workers on overtime pay, and this suit gives Outback employees a way to fight back against Outback's alleged unlawful labor practices."

The lawsuit seeks back pay and penalties on behalf of a nationwide putative class of Outback Steakhouse and Bloomin' Brands employees.

To learn more about the lawsuit and whether you are eligible to join, please contact a WRSS&R attorney at 1-866-738-5811.

Disclaimers: Putative class members and/or collective action members may contact counsel of their choice, are not required to opt-in to the existing action, and/or may pursue their own action independent of the present litigation. This website and the 866 telephone number are not affiliated with Outback or Bloomin' Brands.

About WRSS&R:

Comprised of a team of over 40 attorneys, WRSS&R handles cases in all areas of law. Offering top quality legal expertise at reasonable costs, WRSS&R has garnered a national reputation as a leading law firm. Their offices are located in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Reno.

For more information, please visit please visit wrslawyers.com

For media inquiries, please contact Travis Culver at 323.937.1951 or travis@tylerbarnettpr.com



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