Blackstone, Hotel Chef Cook Up Deal To End OT Action

Law360, New York (December 15, 2011, 2:21 PM EST) -- A chef at The London NYC's hotel restaurant reached a settlement Wednesday with the hotel's parent Blackstone Group Holdings LLC and its subsidiaries, ending a proposed collective action in New York federal court alleging the hospitality company failed to pay employees overtime wages.

Chef Tim Roberts brought the action in May, claiming that since at least 2005, investment firm Blackstone and its resort affiliate WHM had required employees to regularly work more than 40 hours per week without providing overtime pay, in violation of the Fair...
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