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$2,750,000.00 Settlement Denied Meal/Rest Breaks

National Italian Restaurant Chain

Case Background:

Client Group: National Italian Restaurant Chain
Legal Issue: Denied Meal and Rest Breaks
Settlement Amount: $2,750,000.00

In a significant legal victory, Kingsley Szamet & Ly Employment Lawyers successfully secured a $2,750,000 settlement in a case involving the denial of state-mandated meal and rest breaks by a prominent national Italian restaurant chain. The case revolved around the rights of servers who had been consistently denied these essential breaks, shedding light on the importance of upholding employment laws and ensuring the well-being of restaurant industry workers.

The Issue: Denied Meal and Rest Breaks

Within the bustling and demanding environment of a national Italian restaurant chain, servers are the backbone of the dining experience. However, the employees faced the significant challenge of being systematically denied their legally mandated meal and rest breaks, which are crucial for their physical and mental well-being.

Kingsley Szamet & Ly Employment Lawyers' Legal Victory:

Kingsley Szamet & Ly, known for their expertise in employment law, took on the case to advocate for the rights of these servers. With an unwavering commitment to justice and workers' rights, the legal team conducted a comprehensive investigation into the restaurant chain's practices to build a compelling case on behalf of the affected employees.

The Settlement:

After rigorous negotiations and a steadfast pursuit of justice, Kingsley Szamet & Ly Employment Lawyers successfully secured a $2,750,000 settlement. This substantial settlement not only provides compensation to the servers who suffered from the denial of their breaks but also serves as a powerful message to employers in the restaurant industry. Compliance with state-mandated break requirements is essential, and violations will not go unpunished.


The $2,750,000 settlement in the case of denied meal and rest breaks within a national Italian restaurant chain is a testament to the importance of protecting the rights and well-being of workers and upholding employment laws. Kingsley Szamet & Ly's commitment to justice sets a precedent, reminding employers of their responsibility to provide their employees with the necessary rest and meal breaks mandated by their state.

This legal victory underscores the positive impact that dedicated legal professionals can have on the lives of workers who have suffered due to employment law violations. For more information on this landmark case or to schedule a free consultation with an employment attorney, please contact Kingsley Szamet & Ly Employment Lawyers.

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