99 Restaurants – Unpaid Wages Lawsuit
Service employees are suing 99 Restaurants for minimum wage violations.
- Who are the Defendants?
- What is this case about?
- What court is the case filed in?
- Should I fear retaliation?
- Where can I go to get answers to my questions?
- Where can I learn more about the law?
- Who are the lawyers representing?
- How much can I expect to get?
- Will I have to pay any legal fees or costs?
- What is the status of the case?
99 West, LLC and 99 Restaurants, LLC. These companies own and operate several ‘99 Restaurants’ locations across Connecticut.
Minimum Wage. Restaurants must pay their service employees the full minimum wage., currently $10.10/hr., for their entire shift if they make those employees do side-work and fail to pay the side-work at the full service, or tip-credit minimum wage for all hours worked, including side-work. We allege that this practice violates the law.
State. This case is filed in Connecticut Superior Court in Hartford, Connecticut.
No. It is illegal to retaliate against an employee who joins a lawsuit like this. If you experience retaliation, we will help you.
Call us. You are always welcome to call us at Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore. We will do their best to answer your questions. Our number is 860-522-8888.
Click here. https://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/wgwkstnd/wage-hour/restaurant.htm. The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Gratuities in the Restaurant Industry webpage has more information about what constitutes “service” and “non-service” work (side-work).
Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore, LLC. The servers who brought this lawsuit are being represented by the Hayber, McKenna & Dinsmore. We are experienced attorneys that have successfully handled cases like this in the past.
It depends. We claim that the employees should be paid twice the amount of the full minimum wage for all hours worked, minus what Outback Steakhouse has already paid them.
No. We have agreed to work on this case on a “contingency” basis which means that our fee, and reimbursement for our costs, will come, if at all, out of any settlement. The court will closely supervise our fee petition and ensure that it is fair to the class.
The following represents the status of the case as of the date indicated:
DATE COURT FILING DESCRIPTION
|July 30th, 2019||Complaint||This is the lawsuit itself which includes the detailed allegations of wrongdoing.|