Benihana Cheated Chefs Over Pay, Suit Says

Law360, New York (September 23, 2013, 6:11 PM ET) -- Japanese restaurant chain Benihana National Corp. was hit in Florida federal court on Friday by a former chef's proposed class action that alleges the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by making wrongful deductions from its cooks' payroll and by not paying overtime.

Brian Kim, a Miami resident and former employee, contends that the chain does not pay its chefs for all hours worked and makes illegal deductions from chef's tips. Kim also alleges the company wrongfully terminated him after he complained, according to the...
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