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Asian Restaurant Chain to Pay $1M in Lawsuit

Lawsuit states the restaurant chain, which includes a New Rochelle establishment, did not pay more than 250 workers minimum wage and overtime.

A New Rochelle eatery—Golden Rod Restaurant—that is part of a chain has agreed to pay a $1 million lawsuit settlement, according to the United States Department of Labor.

The chain—Asian Moon—which also has locations in Garden City and Massapequa Park, allegedly did not pay 255 workers minimum wage and overtime. According to Newsday, the bulk of the alleged violations occurred on Long Island.

Newsday reports:

Under the agreement, which a judge signed off on late Monday, the company agrees to pay $1,085,752 in back wages and damages to the employees. It will also pay about $98,000 in civil penalties to the department.

The New Rochelle restaurant is located on East Main Street.

Shari Lillian January 05, 2013 at 09:52 PM
That's very good news for the employees. I used to love that restaurant but the last few visits left me quite dissatisfied because the service was so poor. This explains one reason that there was such negativity. I may give them another try since their food was rather delicious although pricey.

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