The owners and operators of Italian restaurant Vite Vinosteria are facing a proposed collective action alleging violations of federal and state labor laws. The plaintiff in the case, a former dishwasher and food preparer, says he worked for the defendants between October 2015 and June 2017 without being paid proper wages for each hour he worked. In particular, the man claims he was often asked to stay longer than he was scheduled to work without being paid for the additional time. On top of that, the suit alleges the plaintiff worked between 75 and 85 hours per week without receiving premium time-and-a-half wages for the hours he worked above 40.
The lawsuit further claims the defendants denied workers proper rest breaks, accurate wage statements, and posted notices informing them of their employment rights.