NY Italian Restaurant Sued Over Failure To Pay Wage Premium

By Sophia Morris (August 14, 2017, 4:27 PM EDT) -- An upscale Manhattan Italian restaurant is failing to pay its employees the spread-of-hours premium that is guaranteed under New York law for those who work shifts that total more than 10 hours, according to a proposed class action filed in New York state court.

Wuistong Mendoza, a former busser at Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina, an Italian restaurant in the Chelsea Market food hall, said in the complaint filed Thursday that he would often work double shifts or cover shifts for other workers where the period between the start time of his first shift and the end time of his second...

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