Steak ‘n Shake Operations, Inc

Steak ‘n Shake Operations, Inc.


This class and collective lawsuit seeks unpaid overtime wages for Steak 'n Shake restaurant "managers" who were paid a salary and denied overtime pay for hours worked over 40 per week. The lawsuit is going forward in the United States District Court in Indiana. The lawsuit alleges that Steak 'n Shake violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Illinois Minimum Wage Law (“IMWL”), and the Ohio Minimum Fair Wage Standards Act (“OMFWSA”) by failing to pay extra "overtime" compensation when the managers worked over 40 hours per week. According to the lawsuit, the managers are entitled to overtime pay because, among other reasons, they spend most of their time performing the same type of non-managerial work as the restaurant's hourly employees. The company denies violating any laws.

If you worked for Steak 'n Shake as a salaried manager during the past three years and wished to be covered by this lawsuit, you can call us at (215) 866-1551 so we can answer any questions you have and make sure you are eligible to participate. More information and case updates are available below:

Case Updates

JUN 4, 2021

Today, our firm, along with co-counsel Donelon, P.C., filed a collective action lawsuit against Steak ‘n Shake Operations, Inc in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. The lawsuit seeks to recover overtime overtime wages for salaried managers at Steak ‘n Shake restaurants. It is expected that the company will deny that if violated any law. A copy of the Complaint is available below.

JUN 10, 2021

Today an Amended Complaint was filed in this case. A copy is available below. It is anticipated that the company will deny the allegations in this document.

JUL 7, 2021

Today the Court issued an order scheduling an initial conference for September 1, 2021. A copy of this order is below. It is anticipated that this conference will establish certain deadlines for the litigation.

SEP 14, 2021

Today we filed a motion for conditional certification of the FLSA collective in this case. A copy of these papers are available below. If this motion is granted, the Court will order that a notice be sent to covered managers who worked for the company in the last three years to give them the opportunity to join or "opt-in" to the case. It is anticipated that the Court will take several months to rule on this motion.

Case Documents

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