WAHLBURGERS RESTAURANT CHAIN SUED FOR MINIMUM WAGE, OVERTIME AND TIP VIOLATIONS
On August 18, 2016, this law firm along with Pechman Law Group PLLC filed a wage and hour class action lawsuit involving over 100 employees in federal court against Wahlburgers restaurant chain located in Coney Island, New York. Wahlburgers is owned by Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg, celebrity actors and chef. A&E also has a TV series which follows the brothers as they run their restaurant chain.
The lawsuit alleges that the restaurant violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law by shaving hours of compensable time from the weekly hours of employees, failing to pay its workers minimum wage and overtime, stealing tips from employees and illegally requiring servers to share their tips with non-tipped, back-of-house kitchen staff.
We will be prosecuting these claims and hope to get the employees a recovery.