Charlie Palmer Group Wage Theft Class Action
January 23, 2018 – Firm partners David Given and Nick Carlin filed a complaint today in San Francisco Superior Court on behalf of a former employee at Burritt Room + Tavern, a restaurant until recently operated by the Charlie Palmer Group. The firm’s client seeks relief for California labor code violations by the collection of restaurants and hotels located in the State led by celebrity chef Charlie Palmer. The client's complaint alleges that the restaurant group denied employees proper meal and rest breaks and failed to properly compensate for overtime worked. Additionally, says the complaint, managers were instructed to falsify time records by marking employees as clocked out regardless of whether they had actually stopped working. The firm is investigating whether and how additional Charlie Palmer Group restaurants may have practiced similar labor violations. For a full list of locations under investigation, or if you believe you have been affected by any of these violations or wish to learn more about the investigation, click here.
March 26, 2018: Plaintiff filed a First Amended Complaint adding a representative PAGA claim on behalf of the State of California and fellow aggrieved employees for penalties based on the labor code violations.
Firm is investigating allegations of Labor Code violations against the Charlie Palmer Group, a collection of restaurants and hotels led by celebrity chef and hospitality entrepreneur Charlie Palmer. Allegations against the group include failing to provide compliant meal breaks and not providing premium pay to employees. Additional allegations consist of failing to pay overtime, failing to pay all earned wages, and altering time records of employees. For more information on the investigation, or if you or someone you know has potentially experienced these violations, please contact us.