Boston Market To Pay $3 Million To Settle Workers' Overtime Pay Suit

Restaurant managers don't usually clean ovens, mop floors or serve food. But it was having to perform such mundane tasks and not getting properly paid to do them that led several Boston Market Corp. employees to sue the chain for overtime pay.

The employees alleged in a 2010 lawsuit that the Golden, Colo.-based company failed to pay them overtime for working more than 40 hours a week by misclassifying them as "assistant managers" or other, similar titles that made them ineligible for overtime pay -- even though they spent the bulk of their time engaged in non-managerial duties.