SAN DIEGO – Former employees of the owners of nightlife and daylife venues allege they were not compensated for all hours worked.
Gardner, Michael Alba and Kevin Cho filed a complaint on behalf of
others similarly situated on March 21 in the U.S. District Court for the
Southern District of
against Hakkasan Limited, Hakkasan USA Inc., Hakkasan Holdings LLC
alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and state laws.
to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they worked on average of
60 hours per week. The plaintiffs holds Hakkasan Limited, Hakkasan USA
Inc., Hakkasan Holdings LLC responsible because the defendants allegedly
failed to pay meal and rest break premiums, failed to provide accurate wage statements and misclassified some employees as exempt from overtime pay.
plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek consequential damages, back
pay, statutory damages, liquidated damages, minimum wages, overtime
compensation, restitution, injunction, actual damages, interest, all legal fees, and any other relief as the court
deems just. They are represented by Craig M. Nicholas, Alex Tomasevic
and Shaun Markley of Nicholas & Tomasevic LLP in San Diego.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:17-cv-00557-LAB-WVG