Sud Law P.C. (www.sudemploymentlaw.com)

Sud Law P.C. and its associated attorneys are investigating a potential collective action lawsuit against Cracker Barrel Old Country Store for possibly violating the Fair Labor Standards Act. Based on information that Sud Law has already obtained, we believe Cracker Barrel is underpaying its servers based on the amount of side work they perform and possible off-the-clock work. If we are successful, each server could potentially be entitled to hundreds or thousands of dollars in unpaid wages, though we cannot guarantee a result. Cracker Barrel cannot retaliate against you for answering this survey or otherwise raising a potential wage-related claim, whether directly or by participating in a collective action.

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* 1. Dates of employment at Cracker Barrel you worked as a server (a tipped employee) during the last three years and address of location(s) you worked. Also let us know if you are a current employee. 

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* 2. Approximate number of shifts worked per week, and length of each shift.

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* 3. About what percentage of your work time per week or per shift did you spend performing non-tipped work or side work (such as cleaning soda/coffee/tea machines, cleaning Delfields,  preparing food, washing dishes, rolling silverware, MAC duties, etc.)? A reasonable estimate (such as about 40% per week) would be sufficient. 

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* 4. Did you ever spend any time working off-the-clock? For example, did you have to clock-out before  getting your tips but have to wait at the restaurant? If so, please provide an estimate about how much time you would spend working off-the-clock (for example, "30 minutes per shift").

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* 5. Before you started working as a server (tipped employee), were you informed by any Cracker Barrel manager or Human Resources in writing that Cracker Barrel would be taking a tip credit (including the specific amount of the tip credit), paying you less than minimum wage, and that it would not take away your tips earned? (If Cracker Barrel told you about the tip credit on your first paystub, that was too late for them to give notice to you.)

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* 6. Any additional information you would like to add (including identifying any co-workers or witnesses who may be willing to support you)?

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* 7. Please provide your contact information so an attorney may contact you

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* 8. This information will be kept confidential and will be used to assist in evaluating your potential case. This form does not create an attorney-client relationship, and if we are able to take your case, we will send a separate representation agreement. There could be a statute of limitations issue on your potential claims against Cracker Barrel, and you may lose your potential claims if you delay too long. If you believe you have a potential claim, you need to contact an attorney as soon as possible. 

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