Class Action Lawsuit Against HZ OPS Holdings, INC. D/B/A Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen

Barkan Meizlish , September 2, 2020

For Immediate Release:


JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI- August 19th, 2020- Attorneys with Barkan Meizlish DeRose Wentz McInerney Peifer, LLP, Riggan Law Firm, LLC, and Mangano Law Offices have filed a Collective Action lawsuit against the HZ Ops Holdings, INC., D/B/A Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen. The complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division. The class defined by the complaint includes current and former employees of Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen locations operated by HZ Ops Holdings, Inc. The allegations set forth by the complaint regard wage theft and unfair overtime practices. Currently, the class includes employees in Missouri and Texas.


This lawsuit is an FLSA Collective Action as well as a Rule 23 Class Action, primarily dealing with unpaid wages and overtime pay violation claims. Alleged failure to properly pay employees minimum wage or overtime, in addition to retaliation against employees and refusal to provide statement of wages, are violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act  (“FLSA”), the Missouri Minimum Wage Law (“MMWL”), and the Texas’s Wage Acts. Additional minor labor laws may apply, as some plaintiffs were under the age of 18 at the time of their employment.


Individuals who believe they may have been affected by the above-listed practices should contact attorneys with Barkan Meizlish DeRose Wentz McInerney Peifer, LLP via email at or by phone at 614-221-4221. A copy of the complaint is attached to this release.

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Plaintiffs’ Attorney, Jessica Doogan, official statement:


“The allegations of wage theft experienced by our clients are widespread within this company. It is important to send a message to employers that employees are not to be stolen from and retaliated against.”




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