ORLANDO – A New York woman has filed suit against Carrabba's Italian Grill alleging she is owed unpaid wages.

Kyley Reining, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated filed a complaint on April 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against Bloomin’ Brands Inc. and Carrabba’s Italian Grill LLC alleging that the joint employers violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she was employed at the defendants' Amherst, New York location from January 2013 to May 2015. She alleges that throughout her employment with defendants, she frequently worked more than 60 hours per week without receiving overtime compensation for worked over 40 in a workweek. 

The plaintiff holds Bloomin’ Brands Inc. and Carrabba’s Italian Grill LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly classified her as exempt from the overtime provisions of the FLSA, did not pay her premium overtime pay and failed to keep accurate time records.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order allowing the case to proceed as a collective action, award for unpaid wages, plus interest, attorneys’ fees and costs and such other relief as the court shall deem just and proper. She is represented by Gregg I. Shavitz of Shavitz Law Group PA in Boca Raton and Michael Palitz of Shavitz Law Group PA in New York.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Case number 8:17-cv-00820

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