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McCormick & Schmick Agrees to $500K Wage/Hour Settlement

April 25, 2016, 4:00 AM

McCormick & Schmick Restaurant Corp. agreed to pay $500,000 to settle claims by an anticipated class of 217 workers who say they weren’t given meal and rest breaks as required by California wage and hour law, according to a motion they filed (Saechao v. Landry’s, Inc., N.D. Cal., 3:15-cv-00815, motion for preliminary settlement approval 4/21/16).

Named plaintiff Mouang Saechao said the company should have asked workers at its Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto restaurant in Berkeley to forego their right to meal breaks on a shift-by-shift basis instead of presenting them with a blanket waiver form at the ...

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