Join Class Action Lawsuit Against Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler

At A Glance

  • This Alert Affects:

    Individuals who have worked at any Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler locations across the country.

  • What’s Going On?

    The Paycheck Warriors at Barkan Meizlish, LLP believe that there may have been multiple occurrences of wage theft and unfair labor practices committed by various Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler locations. We are investigating these claims across the country.

  • How Could a Lawsuit Help?

    A lawsuit can help employees reclaim their unpaid wages.

  • What Can I Do?

    If you believe that you have been affected by these practices, send us an email at info@barkanmeizlish.com or call at 800-274-5297 for more information.

  • Can I Get Fired?

    No, it is illegal for an employer to fire you for speaking with an experienced Fair Labor Standards Act/Wage & Hour attorney.

Taco Tuesday? Not When You Aren’t Getting Paid! Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler Cheated Workers in Arizona out of Thousands of Dollars.

In a recent $135,000 settlement, the Arizona-based chain Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler was found at fault for multiple minimum wage and overtime violations. The 55 employees affected by these abuses against the Fair Labor and Standards Act will receive back pay for their lost wages pursuant to this settlement. The case has raised awareness and questions of whether these illegal pay practices were occurring at Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler locations across the country. The basis of the Arizona case was that employees were being paid cash or separate checks for straight-time instead of the legally required overtime payments. The federal investigation into Chuy’s practices in Arizona found that not only were employees cheated out of overtime pay, but that Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler also wasn’t complying with the federal minimum wage hours by paying employees at least $7.25 per hour for all hours worked. In fact, federal investigators also found violations by Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler for not tracking all hours actually worked by their employees.

Who is Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler?

Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler is a Tex-Mex restaurant chain, operating across the United States. With locations in Ohio that include West Chester, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton, the chain spans throughout a significant portion of Ohio. There are also chains in various states across the country.

I Worked for Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler and Think I May Have Had My Wages Withheld, What Can I Do?

Current and former employees of Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler locations across the country who believe they were affected by unfair labor practices should contact an attorney today. The Paycheck Warriors at Barkan Meizlish, LLP are here to help you reclaim lost income, no matter what state you live in.

What is Wage Theft?

If your employer has ever withheld your paycheck, failed to track all your hours, didn’t pay you overtime, paid you less than time-and-a-half for overtime, otherwise improperly paid you, or falsified your hours or pay, you have been the victim of waged theft. Wage theft does not have one specific definition, as it can occur in multiple ways. Most wage theft violations fall under the category of Fair Labor Standards Act violations or state and/or federal minimum wage violations.

What is the Fair Labor Standards Act?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (or FLSA for short) is a federally mandate guideline regarding employer practices. The FLSA contains laws pertaining to employment practices, overtime pay and record keeping. Other various guidelines for exemptions can also be found in the FLSA. Employees affected by their employer’s non-compliance to the FLSA should pursue action and hold their employer accountable for their violations. Since the FLSA is a federal law, it requires that employers in every state comply with the same standards.

What is the Minimum Wage in my State?

The federal government and your state may have different minimum wage standards. For example, federal minimum wage is currently $7.25 an hour, and the Ohio minimum pay rate for 2020 is $8.70. If you are unsure of your state required minimum wage you can consult this map to find your state’s rate.

Why Does this Matter? How am I affected?

If you have been employed at a Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler location in Ohio or any other state, and believe that you have experienced wage violations, you may be eligible to join a collective action against Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler. Send us an email or call us at 800-274-5297.



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