Restaurant Workers Win $2.4 Million for Unpaid Wages and Overtime
Servers and Bussers Were Not Paid Proper Wages for All the Hours They Worked
A federal judge has entered a $2.4 Million judgment against a group of Manhattan restaurants in favor of individuals who worked as servers and bussers. The judge found that the restaurants’ owners violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the New York Labor Law by:
The court found that our clients’ payroll and time records fully supported their claims of wage and hour violations. Based on those records, the court awarded each worker the amount of their wage underpayments, plus “liquidated damages” which resulted in an award that is two times the amount of their wage underpayments, plus additional penalties and interest.
Eleven of the workers were awarded more than $100,000 each in damages, eight of the workers were awarded more than $150,000 each. In addition, the court ordered the defendants to pay 100% of The Howley Law Firm’s attorneys fees and expenses.