Vishara Video, Inc. and its owner are the defendants in a proposed collective action filed by a former sales associate who claims he’s owed unpaid minimum and overtime wages.
The case says the plaintiff worked at the New York City video store from December 2012 through March 2018. From December 2012 through October 2014, the plaintiff typically put in 72 hours of work per week, the suit states, while putting in an average of 60 hours per week from November 2014 through the end of his employment. The plaintiff alleges he was paid only his regular hourly rate for the first 40 hours of work without receiving wages for any work time beyond this threshold. Topping off the plaintiff’s wage and hour claims is the charge that the defendants never granted him any breaks or meal periods throughout his employment.
After the plaintiff was required to start tracking his work hours sometime in 2015, the defendants allegedly ordered him to record fewer hours than he actually put in each week, while demanding that the man sign a document he could not review in order to receive his weekly wages.