Being required to work off-the-clock both before and after shifts is the basis for a class action lawsuit for overtime and wages by hosts, bartenders and other hourly employees of Outback Steakhouse nationwide. The suit claims that employees were regularly required to work before being allowed to clock in, usually for 15 minutes or so but sometimes up to two hours; it also claims that they were required to clock out and attend mandatory training or to attend promotional events for which they were not allowed to clock in. A federal district court in Nevada has conditionally certified the case as a class action and directed that notice to the affected employees be sent out.
Source: Tampa Bay Times
An employee is supposed to be paid when they work; it violates both federal and Kentucky state law when an employee is required to work off-the-clock.
Lexington, Kentucky overtime lawyer Robert Abell represents individuals and employees to recover the overtime they've earned but not been paid; contact him at 859-254-7076.