Benihana Says Chef's FLSA Action Lacks Facts

Law360, New York (November 7, 2013, 5:09 PM EST) -- Private equity-owned Japanese restaurant chain Benihana urged a Florida federal judge Wednesday to throw out a collective action brought by a former chef accusing the restaurant of unlawfully deducting tips from chefs and not paying overtime, saying the plaintiff did not allege enough facts to prove his claims.

Former Benihana chef Brian Kim sued the restaurant chain in September, alleging it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. He claims the chain regularly makes chefs work off the clock and that it wrongfully deducts from the chefs'...
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