Giulio Cesare Ristorante, an iconic Italian restaurant in Westbury that opened in 1972, has settled a wage payment lawsuit for $80,000.
The lawsuit, brought by three former workers—a server, a busser, and a bartender, claimed that Giulio Cesare Ristorante and its owners failed to pay them overtime at a rate of one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for weekly hours worked over forty, retained portions of the tips intended for the waitstaff, and paid the server and busser were paid shift pay at a fixed amount of money per shift, rather than hourly wages. Further, the lawsuit alleged that at times when the workers worked double shifts, their hourly wages were less than the minimum wage.
Attorneys Louis Pechman and Gregory Slotnick of Pechman Law Group PLLC represented the workers and helped recover their unpaid wages. If you are a restaurant worker who believes you are owed minimum or overtime wages, feel free to contact the attorneys at 212-583-9500 to schedule a free consultation.