New York City restaurant chain Glaze is facing a proposed collective action filed by two individuals who claim they were shorted on overtime wages while working at the company’s Manhattan locations.
According to the case, the plaintiffs, a former cook and a cook who’s still employed by the defendants, worked at Glaze’s Union Square, Midtown West and Midtown East locations where they were allegedly deprived of time-and-a-half pay for most overtime hours worked. The cooks claim they received separate paychecks from each location, meaning their overtime wages were calculated based on hours logged at the individual restaurants rather than their cumulative weekly hours. From the complaint:
“Plaintiffs were paid by check, and received two separate paychecks each week, one for each restaurant at which they worked. As a result, even though plaintiffs worked more than 70 hours per week, and sometimes as many as 90, they were paid for almost no overtime.”