Saigon Grill workers served up $4.6 million judgment

From the Associated Press:

A group of immigrant restaurant workers who sued their bosses over years of substandard wages have won a major victory in New York.

A U.S. magistrate on Tuesday ordered the owner of several Vietnamese cafes to pay more than $4.6 million to a group of 36 delivery men who claimed they made less than minimum wage.

The court says the Saigon Grill restaurant paid its delivery workers no more than $600 per month.

All the workers were Chinese immigrants. Many were in the United States illegally.

Some of the delivery workers were able to bring in a few thousand dollars a month in tips, but only by putting in long hours six or seven days a week.

A lawyer for the Saigon Grill hasn't returned a phone call seeking comment.

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