Popeyes Franchisees – Unpaid Overtime and Spread-of-Hours Wages

Kessler Matura P.C. has filed a class action lawsuit alleging that a group of franchised Popeyes restaurants, run by the Bukhari Group, failed to pay their workers all their earned wages.

Specifically, we believe that these Popeyes restaurants failed to pay its employees for all hours worked, including for post-shift work and working lunches. Further, these restaurants only paid their employees overtime hours at the employees’ hourly rates, instead of the premium overtime rate. The restaurants also failed to pay premium pay, called spread-of-hours pay, to their workers when they worked shifts lasting over 40 hours.

Moreover, these workers were denied accurate paystubs and wage notices. That is, these Popeyes restaurants paid their employees in cash without giving them the written statements of payment required by the New York Labor Law. And, they failed to given their workers a state-mandated notice advising them of essential employment information upon hiring.

Through the lawsuit, we are pursuing damages for these employees resulting from these violations of the New York Labor Law and Fair Labor Standard Act.

Lastly, we are investigating reports the Popeyes violated the scheduling laws of New York City that require fast-food workers to receive, among other things, their schedule 14 days in advance.

If you worked at a Popeyes in New York City at any time since May 2016, or have any questions regarding the rights of fast-food workers, please contact Troy L. Kessler or Garrett Kaske.

Click here to view a copy of the complaint.