A class-action lawsuit filed last month alleged that workers at two Central West End restaurants were deprived of pay due to company policies that had them logging out for meal breaks. That's even though, the workers alleged, they sometimes did work for their employer during those periods.
The suit was filed by eleven former employees of Scape and its now-shuttered sister restaurant, Crepes Etc., against Maryland Plaza Restaurant LLC. It sought to cover anyone who'd worked at the two restaurants from May 2011 to May 2016.The lawsuit sought backpay for the half-hour shifts when the workers were off the clock, as well as any overtime accrued as the result of not getting those 30 minutes off.
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