Silver Star Cleaners Inc. and five individual owners are facing a lawsuit filed by a former employee of their New York City dry cleaning service who claims she wasn’t paid properly. The plaintiff says she was employed as a general assistant and frequently worked more than 40 hours per week without receiving appropriate minimum and overtime wages. According to the complaint, she was paid premium wages for some, but not all, of her overtime hours.
The case further alleges that the defendants denied the plaintiff accurate wage statements, noting that her weekly pay report reflected two entries per day starting in December 2017. The woman also argues that she is owed reimbursement for purchasing “tools of the trade,” such as gloves, brushes, and Metro Cards.