A Midtown Restaurant known for its hokey take on dining is preparing to settle a class action lawsuit brought by eleven employees, claiming wage and hour violations. The restaurant, Jekyll and Hyde, admits no wrong doing in the settlement, but is set to pay out nearly $750,000 to the plaintiffs, with more plaintiff’s opting in to the settlement.
The suit is proof of President Obama’s pledge to increase the number of investigators working for the Department of Labor, who investigate claims of Fair Labor Standards Violations. Previously, Obama has stated that he will hire a number of new investigators to research these violations, putting employers on notice to comply with these labor laws.
See the full article on Grub Street here- Jekyll & Hyde’s Dark Side: Tourist Trap Prepares to Settle for $745,000