The owners and operators of a C Town supermarket in Brooklyn are facing a proposed collective action filed by a former employee who alleges he was not paid for all hours worked.
According to the case, the plaintiff was regularly shorted on wages while working as a freezer and dairy packer at the defendants’ supermarket from July 2014 to November 2018. The suit alleges that throughout the plaintiff’s employment, the defendants only paid him for a portion of his hours worked, which ranged between 51 and 60 hours per week, and adjusted his paystubs to reflect inaccurate wages and hours. The man claims his wages were further decreased as the defendants deducted one hour of his pay each day for breaks he was not allowed to take. These pay practices deprived the plaintiff of the required minimum and overtime wages, the complaint says.