Firm moves to certify class of restaurant workers in Charlie Palmer case

March 22, 2019 – Firm lawyers Nick Carlin, David Given and Brian Conlon filed papers today seeking to certify a class of approximately 150 restaurant employees who worked at renowned-chef Charlie Palmer’s Burritt Room + Tavern at the Mystic Hotel in San Francisco until early 2018, when Mr. Palmer and a partner sold the hotel and restaurant to new owners.  Those papers detail allegations by almost a dozen former employees of endemic wage theft and fraud at the restaurant, where no policy or practice existed for providing legally-mandated rest and meal breaks and management intentionally altered time records to mask the discrepancy.  This malfeasance resulted in what the firm has calculated to be several million dollars of underpayments (including penalties) to employees over an approximate four-year period.  San Francisco Superior Court judge Mary E. Wiss has scheduled a hearing for April 12th to consider the matter.