Movie Chain Sued in Putative Class Action for Overtime Pay in New York

On March 4, 2013, AMC Entertainment Inc. was named a defendant in an overtime lawsuit, alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New York Labor Law. The complaint, which was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleges that AMC failed to provide overtime pay to employees, who worked as ticket sellers, ushers, concession workers and ticket takers, for the period commencing in March 2007 to the present.
According to the overtime complaint, the named plaintiff was not permitted to “punch in” until after she changed into her uniform, and was forced to punch out prior to changing out of her uniform at the end of her shift. The complaint alleges that, as a result of this “time shaving,” her time cards do not accurately reflect the number of hours she was required to work.