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Restaurant employees will file a class action lawsuit in LA Superior Court this Wednesday. Workers allege management at the Daily Grill restaurant, located in the Westin Hotel, has underpaid them by $.40-$.60 per hour. Plaintiffs say their employer shorted them thousands of dollars in pay over the past three years.
The Daily Grill is located near Los Angeles International Airport and is subject to a 2007 law requiring hospitality businesses, operating in the LAX Corridor, to pay a “living wage” to all employees. The current wage for employees, like the plaintiffs who do not receive health care benefits, is $12.16 per hour. But plaintiffs say they’re only earning $11.59 per hour.
The lawsuit comes as the Los Angeles City Council considers expanding the LAX Corridor hotel minimum wage law citywide, to cover all workers in large hotels, and boost the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
If you want to show your support you can join plaintiffs on the LA Superior Court steps, at the corner of Grand and First Street, Downtown LA on Wednesday, April 16th, 10 a.m.