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Kings Family Restaurant

This lawsuit seeks to recover unpaid wages for restaurant servers who worked at Kings Family Restaurant in Pennsylvania. The servers allege that the Company violated federal and state wage laws by paying them a tipped minimum wage less than $7.25 per hour and requiring that they perform significant side-work tasks such as, for example, rolling silverware; and cleaning the Restaurant. The company denies that it violated any laws.

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Case Updates

Jul 16, 2020

Today, our firm filed a collective and class action lawsuit in the Western District of Pennsylvania. The lawsuit alleges that the Company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and Pennsylvania wage law by paying servers at Kings Family Restaurants in Pennsylvania below $7.25 an hour but required that they spend a significant portion of their work time performing non-tip producing work. The lawsuit seeks to proceed on behalf of all Servers employed in Pennsylvania during any workweek within the last three years.

You can access a copy of the Complaint below. If you would like additional information about the lawsuit feel free to call our office at (215) 884-2491.

Nov 13, 2020

Today, the Defendant filed an Answer to the Complaint. In the Answer, Defendant denies violating the law and asserts that its pay practices are legal. You can access the Answer below.

Dec 15, 2020

Today the federal judge assigned to this case held a telephone conference with the parties. At the conclusion of the conference, the Court issued a scheduling order which is available below.

Feb 16, 2021

Today the federal judge assigned to this case issued the attached order and opinion conditionally certifying this case as a "collective action" under the FLSA. In the coming weeks, notice will be sent to servers giving them the opportunity to join this case. A copy of the Court's order is below.

May 3, 2021

We are excited to announce that over 400 servers have joined this case in response to the conditional certification notice.

May 4, 2021

Today we participated in a conference with the Judge assigned to this case to establish deadlines for the remainder of this lawsuit. At the end of the conference a scheduling order, which is available below, was issued with these deadlines. We will now be starting the "discovery" phase of the case where we get information and evidence from Kings. As you can see from the order below, this phase will last several months.

Nov 22, 2021

Today we filed our motion for final certification of this collective of over 400 servers asking the Court to allow this matter to proceed to trial as a group action. A copy of our motion is available below. We anticipate that the Court will not rule on this motion until early 2022. If you have any questions in the meantime feel free to call our office at 215-884-2491.

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