BATON ROUGE – An assistant manager of a Baton Rouge KFC is collectively suing a franchisee over allegations of unpaid overtime on behalf of herself and all class members.
Yana Anderson filed a lawsuit, individually and on behalf of all other similarly situated current and former employees, on Feb. 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against Taci Investments Inc., Kamal P. Singh, Sanjay Mehra, Mohammad H. Tily and Refeick Ali, citing violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, Anderson was previously employed by Taci Investments Inc. as an assistant manager at one of their KFC restaurants in Baton Rouge. The plaintiff claims that her employer had implemented a common plan and policy of working assistant managers in excess of 40 hours per week without paying them overtime compensation.
The plaintiff is filing her claim as a collective action pursuant to the FLSA for all similarly situated employees.
Anderson seeks designation of a collective action, compensation for unpaid overtime, liquidated damages, pre- and post-judgment, costs, expenses, attorneys’ and expert fees, and a trial by jury. She is represented by Garner J. Wetzel of James K. Wetzel & Associates in Gulfport, Mississippi, and by Gordon E. Jackson, James L. Holt, J. Russ Bryant and Paula R. Jackson of Jackson, Shields, Reiser & Holt of Memphis, Tennessee.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Case number 3:16-cv-00126-JJB-RLB