Japanese Restaurant Chain Hit With Wages Class Action

Law360, New York (March 14, 2014, 9:04 PM EDT) -- Reins International California Inc., a subsidiary of Reins International, which owns the Gyu-Kaku chain of restaurants, on Thursday was hit with a class action complaint in California court alleging the company shorted its training managers on wages.

The complaint alleged that Reins misclassified the training managers — who had to learn  every job of the restaurant — as exempt employees who were paid a salary. But the workers never performed managerial duties because there was always another manager present, according to the complaint.

Justin Kim, leading...
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