Federal court approves $900,000 settlement in wage-and-hour lawsuit against Bronx Diner

A class-actionwage-and-hour lawsuit against a Bronx diner, brought on behalf of a group of waiters, bussers and dishwashers, has resulted in a $900,000 settlement.  On August 5, 2016, the federal court in Manhattan issued an Order in Sanchez v. Kambousi Restaurant Partners, 15-cv-5880, approving the terms of the settlement between the plaintiffs and the Royal Coach Diner.  The thirty-two workers alleged in the suit that they worked fifty to sixty hours per week at the restaurant without being paid the legally-required minimum wage or time-and-half for overtime, with some receiving as little as $1.75 or $2.00 per hour.  Under the terms of the settlement agreement, individual class members are expected to receive payments ranging up to approximately $39,000.

Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP partners Thomas Ciantra and Evan Hudson-Plush litigated the case for the plaintiffs along with Alice Davis from Catholic Migration Services.

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