Thursday, March 26, 2015

Judge Tells Korean-Restaurant Owner in Queens to Pay $2.7 Million in Back Wages

Kum Gang San, a Korean restaurant in Flushing, Queens. The company still owes $2 million from a 2010 ruling in Manhattan.

Reported by Liz Robbins, The New York Times, 03/23/15

During the busiest banquet season at Kum Gang San, a venerable 24-hour Korean restaurant in Flushing, Queens, employees said they often worked more than 16 hours, with no overtime, and earned less than the minimum wage. When times were slow, workers had to shovel snow from the owner’s driveway and move the owner’s son to a new apartment.

Email from Kyung Hwa Lee

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