Two former employees of Big Nick's Pizza Joint have filed suit against the individual who operates the business claiming they were not paid proper wages, and at times, were not paid any wages at all.
The first plaintiff says he worked at the restaurant as a griller for more than 40 hours per week but was paid a fixed weekly salary in cash that didn’t include time-and-a-half premium wages for the hours he worked over 40. He claims he often stayed later than his scheduled shift but was not paid for the extra time he spent working. Even further, the suit alleges the man received no wages for one week of work in December 2017 and was never reimbursed for purchasing shoes, shirts, pants, and aprons that were required to perform his job.
The second plaintiff says he worked as a food preparer at the restaurant between July 1, 2017 and July 15, 2017. He claims he was paid no wages at all during his few weeks of employment and was not provided with any meal or rest breaks.
The suit further claims the defendant failed in his obligation under New York labor law to provide employees with accurate wage statements and notices.