SAN DIEGO – Former employees of the owners of nightlife and daylife venues allege they were not compensated for all hours worked.

Brad 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 California against Hakkasan Limited, Hakkasan USA Inc., Hakkasan Holdings LLC alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and state laws.

According 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.

The 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

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