If you are or were an hourly employee at Applebee’s or T.L. Cannon Corp. within the past six years, you may be entitled to back wages for time you were paid less than the minimum wage.

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You may be owed this money even if you were paid tips.

If you fit the criteria above, then you may be entitled to wages through a class action lawsuit that has been commenced against Applebee’s

Current and former employees have sued Applebee’s claiming that Applebee’s pay policy improperly pays employees. To view the most recent Complaint that was filed with the Court, click here.


If you decide to participate in the lawsuit:

If you decide to participate in the lawsuit please complete both the Information Sheet and Consent Form and return them to our office. If you choose to participate in our class action lawsuit, then you must preserve all documents and electronic files related to your employment that are in your possession or control. To participate in the lawsuit, you must complete the Consent Form, which must be filed with the Court.

Though the lawsuit has been filed, there has been no determination whether Applebee’s has done anything wrong. There is no money available now and no guarantee there will be in the future. However, your legal rights may be affected by the lawsuit if you:

  • are or were employed by Applebee’s and were paid a sub-minimum wage at some point during the past six years.

Additional information:

If you have additional questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you would like to speak to an attorney confidentially about your possible claims against Applebee’s at no charge, please contact us.

If you want to learn more about the law firms representing employees in the lawsuit please click here.

If you meet these criteria, you have a choice to make now concerning your Legal Rights and Options in the lawsuit:


Ask to join the lawsuit. Await the outcome. Give up your right to sue individually.

By asking to join the lawsuit, you keep the possibility of receiving money or benefits that may come from a trial or a settlement in this case. But, you give up any right to sue Applebee’s individually for the same legal claims asserted in this lawsuit.


Do nothing. Receive no benefits from this lawsuit. Keep and maintain your right to sue individually, until your personal claims are time-barred due to a statute of limitation.

If you do not join the lawsuit, then you won’t share in any award of money or benefits that may be awarded by the Court in this lawsuit. But you keep any rights that you have individually to sue Applebee’s by yourself about the same legal claims in this lawsuit