Former employees have filed a class-action lawsuit against Lisa Vanderpump of RHOBH for allegedly not paying wages and other labor laws in California.
Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd own many restaurants and are no strangers to lawsuits, especially after their time on RHOBH. According to Lisa’s Wikipedia page, the pair has owned 36 restaurants, including Lisa Vanderpump’s Cocktail Garden at Caesars Palace, SUR (the Sexy Unique Restaurant), Pump, Villa Blanca, and TomTom – all of which are currently operating.
As first reported by PEOPLE, on December 16, 2019, Adam Pierce Antoine (a former employee) filed a suit against Lisa and Ken’s company, Pinky Beverly Hills, LLC. Antoine is alleging that Vanderpump failed to provide meal breaks or breaks that complied with the California state laws. He also alleges that his time cards were modified to avoid overtime pay.
A class-action lawsuit
Antoine, along with other former employees, has filed a lawsuit suing both Lisa and Todd for compensation in accordance with California Unfair Competition Law. The law says that if an employee works for more than five hours, they need to have a meal break of a minimum of 30 minutes.
In addition to the meal breaks, rest breaks need to be given every six hours of work. If no breaks are given, the employee should be compensated. The suit claims Pinky Beverly Hills violated these terms and no compensation was given.
An attorney representing Pinky Beverly Hills said that “All allegations of the complaint are disputed.” He went on to say that all of the restaurants use ADP software for compliance and payroll.
Antione apparently worked at one of the restaurants from some time in September 2018 through December 24, 2018. The initial court date is set for March 13, 2020.
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