The companies and individuals who operate two restaurants in New York City under the name Guy & Gallard are facing claims that they didn’t pay their employees proper wages. The plaintiff in the case says he worked for the defendants between December 2003 and January 2018 and was responsible for preparing salads. According to the suit, the man typically worked 60 to 69 hours per week but never received premium pay for the hours he worked beyond 40 each week or beyond 10 each day. The plaintiff further alleges that the defendants didn’t properly record his time and required him to sign a document he was not allowed to review in order to release his pay each week.
The complaint then adds that the defendants failed to fulfill their obligation to both provide the plaintiff with accurate wage statements and reimburse him for purchasing required “tools of the trade” such as pants and work boots.