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Former Chipotle Manager Says He Was Fired For Refusing Wage Theft

A former Chipotle manager worked hard and rose through the company’s ranks, and then he says that he had a decision to make after opening of a new restaurant: he could commit wage theft against his employees, or he could risk losing his job and the relocation bonus he had just received. He chose the latter, and is now speaking out about his experience with wage theft at the burrito eatery. [More]

Kerry Lannert

Chipotle Worker Lawsuit Now Has Nearly 10,000 Plaintiffs

Nearly two years after a Chipotle employee filed a class-action seeking lawsuit accusing the fast casual restaurant of wage theft, the case has signed on nearly 10,000 former and current employees. [More]

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143 NY Nail Salons Ordered To Pay Employees $2M In Back Wages

The New York task force created last year by the state to combat nail salon labor abuses is having an effect on the industry, with the group announcing today that it’s ordered a slew of nail salons to pay millions in back wages to employees. [More]

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Lawsuit Accuses Chicago-Area Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Of Wage Theft

When it comes to wage theft, it isn’t always so cut and dry as not paying someone what you promised them. One lawsuit out of Illinois accuses a Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee with more than a dozen locations in the Chicago area of stiffing employees by forcing them to pay for cash register shortages and manipulating time sheets so as to get out of paying overtime. [More]

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Hormel Must Pay Workers For The Time It Takes To Put On, Take Off Uniforms

Over the past several years, companies have come under scrutiny for a variety of practices that some see as wage theft, including not providing reimbursement for uniforms, requiring some work to be performed off the clocks, and mandating employees clock out for a break even if they don’t take one. Today, Wisconsin’s highest court found that Hormel Foods owes hundreds of workers back wages for failing to provide compensation for the time spent putting on and taking off required clothing and equipment.  [More]

Papa John’s Franchisee Gets Jail Sentence For Not Paying Minimum Wage

Papa John’s Franchisee Gets Jail Sentence For Not Paying Minimum Wage

Earlier this year, the owner of nine Papa John’s franchises in New York City was brought up on charges wage theft for failing to pay his employees the legal minimum wage. As part of a plea deal, the franchisee will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars back to those workers and serve some time behind bars. [More]

Papa John’s Franchise Owner Faces Jail Time, $500,000 In Back Pay & Penalties For Skirting Wage Laws

Papa John’s Franchise Owner Faces Jail Time, $500,000 In Back Pay & Penalties For Skirting Wage Laws

For the third time this year, prosecutors have accused an owner of a New York-area Papa John’s pizza franchise of not paying employees minimum wage and overtime. This time, the franchise owner is accused of not only failing to pay his workers properly, but devising a scheme to carry out the non-payment through falsified tax documents. Now, he and his company are not only facing more than $500,000 in payments to employees and fines, but jail time. [More]

Aaron Tyo-Dickerson

New York Papa John’s Franchisee Ordered To Pay Workers More Than $2M For Wage Violations

A New York Papa John’s franchisee must pay more than $2 million to workers as part of a judgment resolving charges that the company underpaid hundreds of delivery workers at five Harlem-area restaurants. [More]

(Kerry Lannert)

Lawsuit Alleges Chipotle Required Workers To Perform Duties Without Pay

The door may be locked and the lights may have dimmed, but there’s still plenty of work to be done after closing for many restaurant employees. While working after hours isn’t uncommon, those who perform those duties probably expect to continue being paid. But a former employee claims that wasn’t happening at Chipotle, and now he’s suing the fast-casual restaurant. [More]

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Servers Sue Celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud For Wage Theft

Workers at Daniel Boulud’s eponymous restaurant in New York City who ferry $220 meals to customers say the Michelin-starred chef has been cheating them out of tips and other wages. [More]

Pizzeria Boss Fined $334K Because You Can’t Pay Workers In Pizza And Soda

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When I was about 7 years old, the idea of growing up and getting a job where I could eat all the pizza and drink all the soda I wanted sounded like the best life anyone could ever have. Who needs money anyway, when you’ve got all life’s necessities in those two substances? Cheese and sugar! But getting paid in pizza and soda isn’t such a great idea, you know, legally speaking. [More]

Walmart Subcontractor To Pay $21M To Settle Warehouse Workers’ Wage Theft Lawsuit

Walmart Subcontractor To Pay $21M To Settle Warehouse Workers’ Wage Theft Lawsuit

It’s common practice that when an employee does a job, he or she gets paid for that work. That compensation was at the crux of the issue in a lawsuit against Schneider Logistics Inc., one of Walmart’s largest distribution subcontractors, who reached a settlement for the alleged wage theft of 1,800 employees. [More]

McDonald’s Franchise Operator To Pay 500K In Wage Theft Settlement With New York

McDonald’s Franchise Operator To Pay 500K In Wage Theft Settlement With New York

In an agreement with the New York state Attorney General’s office, the owner of several McDonald’s locations in Manhattan will pay $500,000 to settle allegations that his company shortchanged 1,600 current and former employees at the fast food chain. [More]