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.