There are over 38,000 restaurants in New York State, and sizable portions of them are probably committing some violation of the wage and hour laws every day. Pechman Law Group has represented hundreds of restaurant workers, as well as numerous restaurants, in these wage theft and pay disputes.
Lou Pechman has recovered over twenty million dollars in back wages and damages for restaurant workers, including a $3.15 million settlement with Sparks Steakhouse, the largest single restaurant settlement in the United States. He was also lead attorney for the employees in the $8.5 million settlement involving eleven Chickie’s & Pete’s restaurants in the Philadelphia area. He has handled over 200 restaurant wage cases in federal courts across the United States. Some of the current lawsuits being handled by Pechman Law Group are against the following restaurants:
- Angelina’s Pizza & Restaurant
- BCD Tofu House
- Champion Pizza
- Clemente's Maryland Crab House
- Giulio Cesare Ristorante
- Heidelberg Restaurant
- Jahn’s Restaurant
- Juquila Mexican Cuisine
- Maine Fish Market
- Matthews Diner & Pancake House
- Norma Restaurant
- Nusr-Et Steakhouse
- Russell's Steakhouse
- Shiroi Hana
- Sushi Village
- Trattori Tre Colori
- Waverly Diner
Lou Pechman is a former Chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Restaurant and Hospitality Law and is the founder of Waiterpay.com, a website that promotes awareness about the wage and hour laws in New York.
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