Benihana Settles With Fired Managers Over Unpaid Vacation
By Joshua Alston
Law360, New York (January 7, 2013, 6:20 PM ET) -- Benihana National Corp. has agreed to pay $660,000 to settle a class action brought by former Benihana managers who said the restaurant chain forced them to forfeit their unused vacation time upon termination, according to a motion filed Tuesday in California federal court.
Benihana will pay $460,000 to settle the vacation claims, plus an additional $200,000 to cover the plaintiffs’ legal fees, according to the motion. Benihana maintains it was not liable for the claims, but agreed to pay the settlement to avoid a protracted court...