November 29th 2017
Costas Anastas owned a successful family restaurant for 22 years. Most of his staff had been with him almost as long. Costas needed more help so he hired a new employee. After a year, the new employee filed a lawsuit against Costas and the restaurant for not properly documenting and paying out meal breaks.
The employee found an enterprising plaintiff’s attorney who recruited several other employees into the lawsuit. In the aggregate, they claimed that Costas owed them over $1 million in missed pay and penalties (mostly penalties).View Memo