Carl’s Jr. franchises operated by CKE are competitive. By barring managers from transferring to other franchises, managers would be unable to negotiate higher pay by threatening to take their skills to a competitor.
According to attorneys representing the workers, managers are directly employed by the franchises and not CKE. The attorneys argue CKE has no grounds to restrict movement between locations.
What are Employment Law Class Action Lawsuits?
This is a classic example of why workers file class action lawsuits. In this case, the plaintiffs allege CKE’s “no-hire” policy kept wages low for multiple managerial workers. Class action lawsuits are filed on behalf of many workers affected by the same labor violations. Each individual claim in these lawsuits are similar.
There are multiple requirements that must be met before attorneys can file class action lawsuits. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with these requirements by exploring our website. In addition, you may call the Los Angeles employment law attorneys at Kesluk, Silverstein, Jacob & Morrison, P.C. if you believe you have grounds for a class action lawsuit. Our attorneys can review your claim and walk you through the process of what happens next.