Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) August 31, 2015
The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl has filed a complaint on behalf of two former cooks against Chef Bryan Voltaggio and his corporate entities, Market Street Management, LLC and Volt II LLC (“Defendants”), alleging violations of the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The case was filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore (Case Number 1:15-cv-02563-ELH) on August 31, 2015.
According to court records, the complaint alleges that the defendants required the plaintiffs and other cooks to perform “off-the-clock” work and to arrive as early as three hours prior to the beginning of their scheduled shifts.Yet, the plaintiffs claim that they were prevented from “clocking in” until the actual time designated on their respective schedules and allege that they were not compensated for the many hours of work they performed prior to their shifts.
The suit further declares that the plaintiffs and other cooks were required to stay at work after their shifts were scheduled to end. Although they were required to continue working, the complaint alleges, it was mandated that they “clock out” at the time designated on their schedules. Subsequent to “clocking out,” the complaint states that it was typical for the plaintiffs and other cooks to have to stay and work for an additional two to six hours.
The suit alleges that these circumstances resulted in plaintiffs and other cooks to be consistently cheated out of their pay and gave rise to a series of wage violations.For instance, because the plaintiffs and other cooks worked many hours “off-the-clock,” they allege that they failed to receive the minimum wage for each hour of work.The plaintiffs also allege that because the defendants prevented them from “clocking in” for the work they performed prior and subsequent to their shifts, they were forced to work many hours that were unrecorded. As a direct result, the plaintiffs declare that the defendants were able to evade the overtime pay requirements.
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