The operating companies of Lunetta Pizza & Restaurant, La Vera Pizzeria & Restaurant, La Mia Pizza and three individual owners are defendants in a proposed collective action filed by a former employee of the restaurants. The plaintiff claims he worked for the defendants as a pizza maker and was denied proper overtime and spread of hours wages. Throughout his employment, the man typically worked between 56 and 74 hours per week and never received time-and-a-half overtime wages for the weekly hours he worked above 40, according to the suit. The plaintiff says he was paid in cash and that the defendants failed to maintain any timekeeping method or device to track his hours accurately. He further alleges that he was not permitted to take breaks of any kind and was not provided with wage statements and notices as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The suit is seeking to cover the plaintiff and similarly situated people who worked for any of the defendants during the past three years.