Lawsuit filed against Park Kitchen for alleged underpayment of employees

Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.oregonlive.com

Park Kitchen in Northwest Portland. (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian)

A lawsuit was filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court June 23 against Park Kitchen for allegedly underpaying its employees starting in 2011. The suit was filed by two former employees.

The lawsuit says that employees were paid below the statutory minimum wage for several years, that the restaurant improperly deducted the employer’s share of Oregon Workers’ Benefit Fund assessments and Social Security and Medicare taxes, and wrongfully pooled and divided tips among non-traditionally tipped employees.

Chef/owner Scott Dolich did not respond to several attempts for comment.

— Samantha Bakall  Follow @sambakall

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