New York, NY — A class action lawsuit has been filed against Culinart, Inc., and Culinart Holdings, Inc., (collectively "Culinart"), in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, on behalf of hourly paid non-exempt Supervisors. The Complaint alleges that Culinart’s policies violate the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York labor law by requiring employees to work before and after their scheduled shifts, interrupting employee meal breaks and separating pay periods to avoid paying overtime, all which result in Supervisors working without proper compensation.
As described in the Complaint, Culinart regularly requires their Supervisors to work before and after scheduled shifts, as well as during meal breaks, but does not properly compensate them for all hours worked or for overtime pay. Additionally, Culinart separates weekly pay periods to avoid paying overtime. For example, if a Supervisor was scheduled to work for 5 days, and then worked an extra 1-2 days of overtime that week, the overtime days would be shifted to the following week to avoid paying Supervisors the time and a half to which they are owed under Federal and State law. By bringing this action, the attorneys listed below hope to end these practices and recover the wages and overtime pay that each Supervisor is due under the law.
If you work or have worked at Culinart as a Supervisor, you may request to be included in the proposed class. Please contact Brett Gallaway, Esq. at McLaughlin & Stern, LLP at 646-738-6353 or Matthew Cohen, Esq. at the Law Firm of Louis Ginsberg, PC at 877-4WAGESLAW (877-492-4375), for any questions you have about the action.