WORKERS SUE CHINESE RESTAURANT “SICHUAN TASTE” FOR MORE THAN $230,000 OVER WAGE THEFT AND RETALIATION
Three former employees of Sichuan Taste in Malden, represented by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) and the Asian Outreach Center (AOC) at GBLS, filed a lawsuit against the restaurant for wage theft and retaliation in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The suit alleges the restaurant flagrantly violated federal and state wage and hour laws by 1) failing to pay workers minimum wages and overtime, 2) failing to pay wages during their last several weeks of employment, and 3) illegally distributing funds from the workers’ tip pool to a manager.
The workers are seeking more than $230,000 in unpaid wages, overtime pay, stolen tips, and damages. Please click here to read the full press release.