A proposed collective action alleging labor law violations has been filed against the operating companies of various Han Dynasty restaurants across the tri-state area and six individuals with control of the businesses.
The plaintiff in the case says he worked at two of the restaurant locations as a chef and was paid a flat monthly salary that ranged from $3,600 to $4,500 throughout his employment. According to the complaint, the man was never informed of his hourly rate but claims it fell below the state minimum wage rates for New York and New Jersey. Moreover, the case argues that the plaintiff wasn’t paid time-and-a-half overtime wages for the hours he worked above 40 each week or an extra hour of pay for each shift that lasted longer than 10 hours.
The complaint further argues that the defendants failed to provide employees with accurate wage statements and notices that detailed their pay rates, among other information mandated by state law.