A former employee of Lou Joe Restaurant has filed suit against the business and one individual owner over claims that she is owed unpaid wages.
The plaintiff worked as a cashier at the Roslyn Heights, New York, eatery from October to November 2017, the suit says. The woman alleges that during her tenure, she put in between 54.5 and 58.5 hours of work each week without proper time-and-a-half overtime pay and state-mandated “spread of hours” premiums for shifts exceeding 10 hours. Further, the defendants failed to compensate the plaintiff for three days of work for which she is owed “around five hundred dollars,” the case claims.
According to the suit, the plaintiff punched in and out of work for the first one or two weeks of her employment, after which she was advised not to by the defendants. The suit alleges the defendants failed to maintain proper records of employees’ hours worked “in order to mitigate liability for their wage violations.”
The complaint contains further allegations of depriving the plaintiff of required meal breaks and accurate paystubs throughout her employment, as well as a proper wage notice upon her time of hire.