Hospitality Industry Legal Risks: Wisconsin Restaurant Sued By Former Employees For Violation Of State And Federal Wage Laws; Plaintiffs Seek $46,000 Plus Liquidated Damages And Attorneys Fees

“…servers are paid at a sub-minimum wage rate, plus their tips…the complaint alleges that Ginza management wholly failed to pay any base compensation to Wu and Qin, who only received tips…in addition, the restaurant did not pay overtime compensation when the employees worked over forty hours each workweek…”

“…the restaurant failed to have their servers sign a tip declaration each pay period…and failed to pay the two servers in the amount of $46,000. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the servers are entitled to their back pay, plus an equal amount of liquidated damages and attorneys’ fees and costs…”

Two former servers at Ginza Japanese Restaurant in Wauwatosa filed suit Friday in federal court in Milwaukee against Ginza PZW Corp. and Ping Xiao Fang, who operates the business, alleging violations of both state and federal wage laws.

According to one of the plaintiffs, Ginza initially paid her no wages at all, only letting her keep tips. Later, both of the servers assert, Ginza did begin cutting paychecks, but then simply demanded they pay the restaurant back the after-tax portion of their pay.

For more:  http://wauwatosa.patch.com/articles/ginza-restaurant-sued-over-employee-pay

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