A proposed collective action has been filed by two former employees against the company and individuals who operate Golden Dolphin Diner over alleged wage violations. The plaintiffs worked for the defendants as a food preparer and line cook, respectively, and were also responsible for dishwashing, the complaint says. Though the workers were supposedly promised a fixed weekly pay rate, the defendants regularly failed to pay the individuals at the agreed-upon rate, telling the men that “they did not have enough money to pay them,” the lawsuit attests.
One of the plaintiffs claims his pay sometimes fell below the New York’s minimum hourly rate, while the other alleges his wages never met the minimum requirement. On top of that, both workers say they routinely worked more than 40 hours per week without being paid time-and-a-half overtime wages.
The lawsuit adds the defendants also supposedly failed to provide employees with accurate wage statements in accordance with state law.