Christensen et al v. GW Associates of NY Inc. et al, Civil Action No. 7:18-cv-05798 (S.D.N.Y.)

This wage theft collective action was brought on behalf of a group of former employees of The Marina Grille and the Gnarly Wine Bar in New Rochelle, New York, alleging their employer failed to pay these workers minimum wage and overtime premiums dating back to at least 2015.

The case alleges that the former employees typically worked well in excess of 60 hours per week and more than 10 hours per day.  Nonetheless, according to the complaint, the workers were paid by their employers on an irregular basis, often with one month passing between payments and only after numerous requests for payment.  The lawsuit alleges that when paychecks were ultimately provided to Plaintiffs, those paychecks 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 case alleges that the employers also routinely denied workers substantial portions of their tips.  Tips were put into a tip pool and frequently retained by the employers.

A copy of the complaint can be found HERE.

If you have any questions concerning this case or would like to share your experience working for the Marina Grille or the Gnarly Vine, please contact Matthew Handley, at 202-559-2411 or [email protected].

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