BY: Jason J. Thompson | IN: Class Action & Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Unpaid Wages & Overtime
According to a new class action lawsuit, food servers at Crave American Kitchen & Sushi Bar restaurants have accused their employer of failing to pay the minimum wage.
The plaintiffs – food servers, waiters, waitresses, bartenders, and other similarly situated employees – allege that, in addition to their tipped job duties, they were required to perform non-tipped work before and after their shifts, including:
The plaintiffs claim they should have been paid minimum wage for the non-tipped work, and that their employer’s failure to do so constitutes a violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
Wage abuse in the restaurant industry deprives hard-working employees of their hard-earned compensation. The attorneys in Sommers Schwartz’s Wage & Hour Litigation Group are currently investigating complaints of wrongfully withheld wages and overtime pay at additional Crave locations, and encourage anyone with information to please contact us today.
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Jason Thompson is a nationally board certified trial attorney and co-chairs Sommers Schwartz’s Complex Litigation Department. He has a formidable breadth of litigation experience, including class action and multidistrict litigation (MDL), and practices nationwide in both state and federal courts.