Today Craig Henry PLC filed suit in Madison Circuit Court against Sky 34, LLC, a Subway franchisee, for wage and hour violations at its Richmond, Kentucky Subway restaurant. Craig Henry PLC represents four plaintiffs who allege they were required to continue working after they clocked out for the day and work through their breaks. They also allege that their time clock punches were changed to reduce the number of hours they worked and steal their wages. Some plaintiffs also allege that they were forced to reimburse the company for cash register shortages and threatened with termination if they reported workplace injuries – both violations of Kentucky law. We look forward to litigating this case and obtaining justice for these hard working plaintiffs.
Wage theft is a serious issue in the United States costing employees millions of dollars every year. Wage theft occurs when an employer fails to pay overtime, fails to pay for all hours worked, makes illegal deductions from pay, pays less than the agreed upon hourly rate or pays less than minimum wage. Kentucky’s wage and hour law allows employees to recover their lost wages and liquidated damages when their employer engages in wage theft. Victims of wage theft have five years to make a claim under Kentucky’s law but we encourage moving quickly to recover lost wages before time records are destroyed and witnesses are unavailable. If you have been a victim of wage theft in any form, Craig Henry PLC offers free consultation to discuss your situation and advise you of your legal options.