Outback Steakhouse Wage and Hour Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that Bloomin' Brands, Inc., the parent company of Outback Steakhouse, required employees to perform work off-the-clock in violation of the FLSA.  Workers were required to work before and after their shifts, complete mandatory online training without pay, attend promotional events and meetings without pay, and had not been paid overtime for working more than 40 hours in a given week.  (Class members who previosly filed a consent to join this class action law suit do not need to file a claim form.  Call the claim administrator at the number below for questions)

Docket Number:

2:13-cv-01820-JAD-NJK

Company: Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.

Filing Deadline: September 6, 2016

Final Approval Hearing: November 4, 2016

Proof of Purchase: Eligibility:

The following current and former hourly employees of Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.; OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC; Outback Steakhouse of Florida, LLC; and OS Restaurant Services, LLC who are or were employed at an Outback Steakhouse restaurant in the following locations and time periods are eligible for class membership:

Illinois: December 24, 2003-April 11, 2016

New York: December 24, 2007-April 11, 2016

Maryland: December 24, 2010-April 11, 2016

Ohio/North Carolina: December 24, 2011-April 11, 2016

Massachusetts/South Carolina: September 15, 2012-April 11, 2016

Other States: April 11, 2013-April 11, 2016

Typical Settlement Amount:

Claimants will receive a pro rata share of the settlement fund based upon hours worked.

Total Settlement Amount: $3,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000

Law Firms:
Johnson Becker PLLC
Levin Papatonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty and Proctor PA
Sommers Schwartz PC
Wolf Rifkin Shapiro Schulman and Rabkin LLP

Claim Form: Claim Form

Case Name: Cardoza, et al., v Bloomin' Brands, Inc., et al.

Settlement Website: Bloomin' Brands Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Rust Consulting, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE/BLOOMIN' BRANDS Claims Administrator

c/o Rust Consulting, Inc. - 5125

P. O. Box 2516

Faribault, MN 55021-9516

1-866-783-5879

Tags: Employment Violations, Off The Clock Work, Unpaid Overtime