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$2,000,000.00 Settlement Denied Meal/Rest Breaks

National Steak House Chain

Case Background:

Client Group: National Steak House Chain
Legal Issue: Denied Meal and Rest Breaks
Settlement Amount: $2,000,000.00

Kingsley & Kingsley Lawyers is pleased to announce a significant legal victory involving a $2,000,000 settlement in a case against a national Steak House Chain. This case centered around the denial of state-mandated meal and rest breaks, emphasizing the importance of upholding employment laws in the restaurant industry.

The Issue: Denied Meal and Rest Breaks

At steakhouses, employees play a vital role in delivering exceptional dining experiences. The legal issue at the heart of this case revolved around the systematic denial of employees' state-mandated meal and rest breaks. The employees were consistently deprived of the opportunity to take essential breaks during their workdays, impacting their well-being.

Kingsley & Kingsley Lawyers' Legal Advocacy:

Kingsley & Kingsley Lawyers, known for their expertise in employment law, undertook the task of protecting the rights of the affected employees within the Steak House Chain. The legal team conducted a comprehensive investigation into the company's practices, building a strong case to address the denial of breaks and seek justice for the affected workforce.

The Settlement:

Through rigorous negotiations and dedicated advocacy, Kingsley & Kingsley Lawyers achieved a substantial $2,000,000 settlement. This settlement serves as compensation not only to employees who endured denied meal and rest breaks but also as a clear message to employers in the restaurant industry. Compliance with state-mandated break requirements is not optional; violations will result in significant legal consequences.


The $2,000,000 settlement in this case of denied meal and rest underscores the importance of upholding employment laws and ensuring the well-being of workers in the restaurant industry. Kingsley & Kingsley Lawyers' commitment to justice sets a precedent, serving as a reminder to employers that they must fulfill their obligations to their employees, adhere to labor regulations, and respect the rights of their workforce. This legal victory highlights the positive impact that dedicated legal professionals can have in safeguarding the rights and well-being of employees. For more information or to seek legal assistance from an employment lawyer, contact Kingsley & Kingsley Lawyers.

Attorney Eric Kingsley

Eric Kingsley

Eric B. Kingsley is a 2023 "Best In Law" Award winner and has litigated over 150 class actions. He is also an AV peer rated attorney and a prolific speaker at various seminars on employment law.

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