NYC Cafe Workers Win Class Cert. In FLSA Action

By Bibeka Shrestha (February 10, 2011, 2:03 PM EST) -- A federal judge has conditionally certified a class of restaurant and delivery workers who allege a New York City restaurant management company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by not paying them for overtime work.

Judge Jed Rakoff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York gave the initial go-ahead Monday to the class action Ana and Miguel Carreto launched in July against ST Management Group Inc., which owns and manages Cafe Metro, Food Exchange and Food Merchants restaurants in Manhattan.

The suit also targets companies doing business as Cafe Metro, Food Exchange and Food Merchants, along...

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