GaffneyLewis, in partnership with Bruce E. Miller, PA of Charleston, SC, filed a collective action lawsuit against Hall’s Chop House-Charleston, alleging the restaurant has engaged in improper pay practices. The lawsuit claims that the well-known Charleston restaurant has improperly withheld amounts from the pay of servers, server assistants, and food runners, and that Hall’s has ignored the fact that servers frequently work ‘off the clock,’ resulting in their not being paid.

Employees of another Hall’s-owned restaurant, High Cotton, sued in 2019 for similar improprieties. That lawsuit was settled for $150,000.

Charleston’s “Post and Courier” wrote about the lawsuit.

The lawsuit seeks wages, overtime pay, and amounts that were withheld for laundering the uniforms that servers, server assistants and food runners were required to wear. It is brought on behalf of a group of current and former employees. (View Complaint) The lawsuit also asks that Hall’s pay for the servers’ attorneys’ fees and costs, as allowed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

If you believe you have a claim related to Hall’s Chop House-Charleston’s pay practices, or if you have questions about any employment concerns, contact the Employment Team at GaffneyLewis. Call 803-790-8838 or click here to send us an email.

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