Benihana Settles Suit Alleging It Shorted Workers' Pay

Law360, New York (January 15, 2014, 5:05 PM EST) -- Benihana Inc. has agreed to pay $600,000 to settle a class action brought by workers at several of its Haru restaurant locations seeking to recover unpaid wages, according to court documents filed in New York federal court Tuesday.

In a motion for preliminary settlement unopposed by Benihana, the plaintiffs said the settlement would cover individuals who did not receive a required pay bonus for longer shifts and individuals who opted into the case alleging tip credit violations.

“A trial would be lengthy and consume tremendous time...
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