2nd Circ. Hears Gristedes CEO Is 'Employer' In $3.5M OT Suit

Law360, New York (October 12, 2012, 5:53 PM EDT) -- Nine nonprofit groups urged the Second Circuit on Thursday to label the owner of New York City grocery chain Gristedes Foods Inc. an “employer” under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which would put him on the hook for a $3.5 million overtime class action settlement.

The National Employment Law Project and eight other legal and workers rights organizations told the appeals court in an amicus brief that longtime Gristedes CEO John Catsimatidis exercised more than enough operational control over the chain to hold him personally liable...
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