KBP Foods, an Overland Park, Kansas-based restaurant group that operates 581 fast-food restaurants in 23 states, is being sued by a workers who claim they have not been properly compensated for time worked.
The lawsuit seeks class-action status for employees at the hundreds of KFC restaurants the group operates. It cites technology problems, illegal practices by managers and company policies that incentivize such illicit behavior.
The suit says thumbprint scanning technology used by employees to log in and out of shifts regularly malfunctions, resulting in workers getting credit for fewer hours than they actually work. Managers neglect to address the issue, according to the suit, because they receive bonuses for reducing labor costs.
A company spokeswoman said KBP follows all labor laws, and that the group is conducting an internal review of the allegations.
Read more: Kansas City Star