Congressman Michael Grimm Indicted For Lying About Wage Violations

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Congressman Michael Grimm Indicted For Lying About Wage Violations

U.S. Representative Michael Grimm was indicted for lying in a New York federal court lawsuit alleging minimum wage, overtime and spread of hours violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and New York Labor Law (“NYLL”).   Grimm turned himself in on April 28, 2014.

Grimm, a representative for New York’s 11th Congressional District, was named as a defendant in a lawsuit brought in 2011 by delivery workers at Healthalicious, a health food restaurant Grimm owned and managed.  The lawsuit alleged that the delivery workers were paid less than minimum wage and were not paid for all the overtime hours they worked.  The delivery workers were paid in cash and were never given legally required notice of the applicable wage and hour requirements of the FLSA and NYLL.

In January 2013, Grimm was deposed as part of the lawsuit.  While under oath, Grimm allegedly lied about paying Healthalicious employees in cash, and misstated his interactions with the payroll management company, and his use of email while managing Healthalicious’ business.

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