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Lawsuit: Chimes pressured servers to do unpaid work

3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago Sunday, August 18 2019 Aug 18, 2019 August 18, 2019 8:14 PM August 18, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Three former table servers are suing owners and managers of an iconic Louisiana restaurant, claiming managers pressured them to work for no pay.
 
The Advocate reports the lawsuit against The Chimes was filed last week in federal court in Baton Rouge by Karly Kyzar, Sarah Little and Elizabeth Pruitt.
 
The restaurant, founded near Louisiana State University, has two locations in Baton Rouge and one in Covington.
 
The suit claims managers pushed servers to do pre- and post-shift work off the clock in exchange for maximizing potentially lucrative serving shifts.
 
The suit seeks to allow current Chimes servers, or former servers within the past three years, to join the suit.
 
Chimes attorney Ed Hardin Jr. says owners haven't adequately reviewed the lawsuit, but says the restaurant "is a good corporate citizen."
 

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