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YUM! Brands faces yucky wage-and-hour lawsuit

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The parent corporation for such fast food icons as Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut faces a class-action lawsuit alleging numerous wage-and-hour violations in California.

YUM! Brands was originally in­corporated in North Carolina, but is now headquartered in Lex­ing­­ton, Ky.

Taco Bell workers filed several class actions between 2006 and 2010, each citing specific violations. YUM! asked to have the suits consolidated and the state court has agreed. The lawsuit alleges a variety of violations including “violations of California labor laws including unpaid overtime, failure to timely pay wages on termination, failure to pay accrued vacation wages, failure to pay minimum wage, denial of meal and rest breaks, improper wage statements, unpaid business expenses, wrongful termination, discrimination, conversion or unfair or unlawful business practices in violation of the Cali­­for­­nia Business & Professions Code Sec­­tion 17200.”

Note: Multiple layers may make for good burritos, but not for lawsuits. The sheer number of allegations rolled into the lawsuit will work against YUM! as the case progresses. Recognizing a need for a wage-and-hour overhaul earlier would have saved the company years of litigation and solved the problems before they became too large to digest.

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aurora January 2, 2014 at 2:17 pm

i work @ pizza and i have been working for 7 months and my checks are short like $20.00 bucks or $14.00 every check and they said its the bracket of how the count my hours. I live in sur Cali I need help cuz if they a steeling my hard earned money I want the truth!!!


La'Mon Hazzard November 24, 2013 at 11:51 pm

I’ve been an employee of Yum for alittle over 5yrs, and now myself & 4 other employees filed a lawsuit Aug. 5, 2011….. our suit has “smoking gun evidence” that Yum executives purposely designed a labor racketeering scam to illegally cut their labor cost, and to be used as a tool to help Yum hit their quarterly projection…. at which time the executives receive their “profit sharing & bonuses” The scam has been going on for over a decade, and we also have proof Yums attorney’s (Irell & Manilla and Sidley Austin) were well aware of the illegal activity, and have been helping Yum to cover it up….. case#GC047856 is our case # in the CA Superior Courts, we’re in Pro Per because our attorney’s were caught attempting to sabotage our SAC & TAC…. by withholding evidence I collecting while being in Pro Per before we brought this firm in, also last year 3-2-2012 there was an “Arson Attempt” on my life at my family home, and this was during the time we were in Pro Per and i was the lead for the plaintiffs and conducting my dicovery….. i have a lot of truthful information about Yum, that the media and public need to know, so you can contact me if you what to hear the full story, and all the tampering that has happened during the 2yrs our case has been going on, just last week on 11-12-2013 at a mediation, the Judge aka (mediator) after being in complete denial of Yumand their attorneys doing any wrong, and refusing to look at any of our evidence proving our allegation, he snapped, and revealed he has a son & friend that work for Yums attorneys…. which most certainly is a “conflict of interest, and this mediator / judge knew there was a conflict before the scheduled mediation, so no doubt I understood why he was being so bios against us the Pro Per plaintiffs. The Yum executives should be criminally charged with the “RicoAct” this racketeering scam is fueled by “bribery & extortion” contact me if you want to know more. And the RicoAct was used in a civil case in 2006 against Mohawk Industries….. YumExecutives are basically “Major White Collar Criminals” who try an hide behind Franchising, which the franchising company is merely Aiding & Abedding…. and our case proves this as well, in short our case is “Precident Setting” we go to trial in May of 2014.
Thank You for posting this article about Yum


Tara Schott November 12, 2013 at 12:57 pm

YUM! Brands is headquartered out of Louisville, KY. NOT Lexington, KY
1900 Colonel Sanders Lane, Louisville, KY 40213, US


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