Almanza et al v. Bizarre, LLC et al, Civil Action No. 1:19-cv-07407 (Southern District of New York)
This wage theft collective action alleges that Bizarre—a popular bar, restaurant and cabaret in Brooklyn, New York—failed to pay many former employers minimum wage and overtime premiums. The lawsuit alleges that although the Plaintiffs typically worked from 40 to 60 hours per week and more than 10 hours per day, the Plaintiffs were only paid hourly wages for eight hours of work per week and paid nothing for many shifts. The lawsuit alleges that paychecks provided to Plaintiffs were for far less than either the New York minimum wage or the federal minimum wage, and never included an overtime premium as required by both federal and state law. The lawsuit further alleges that the employers also routinely denied workers portions of their tips.
If you have any questions concerning this case or would like to share your experience working for Bizarre, please contact Matthew Handley, at 202-559-2411 or [email protected]. A copy of the complaint can be found HERE.