Earlier this week, we began a discussion about an illegal practice that is all too common throughout the American workforce: wage theft. We all work hard to earn a living, and we deserve to be fairly compensated for it.
Regardless of what profession you're in, you likely seek the same fundamental treatment from your employer as other workers do: an honest and reasonable wage for honest work. Americans work hard for their paychecks and we all deserve every last dollar that we have earned and are legally entitled to.
The people of Miami likely have heard that Darden Restaurants Inc. have been sued in federal court for alleged wage-and-hour claims. The restaurant giant owns four large chains, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille and Red Lobster, and this is the first lawsuit that will try to represent employees of all four brands. There have been other lawsuits filed in other states, but this could have a far greater effect with all of Darden's employee's involved.