On July 31, Olivia Beverly Hanson filed the suit on behalf of herself and her fellow SUR employees, claiming that Lisa and Ken broke several California labor laws by failing to compensate them adequately.
The lawsuit claims that over the past one to four years, Lisa and Ken “failed to pay workers minimum and overtime wages, provide proper meal and rest breaks, provide accurate wage statements or provide workers with pay stubs at the end of their employment.”
According to the filing, Hanson worked at SUR from October 2019 to January 2020. Her duties at the West Hollywood eatery included, “seating patrons, confirming reservations and answering phones.”
E! News reports that Hanson is “requesting a jury trial and is seeking damages for all wages earned and owed, including minimum and overtime wages, damages for unpaid premium wages from missed meal and rest periods, and damaged for gratuities earned but not received, among related reparations.”
This isn’t the first time former employees have sued Ken and Lisa. In January 2020, another former employee of SUR, Tom Tom, and Pump filed a class-action lawsuit. This legal battle is still ongoing and also alleges the Vanderpump-Todd’s violated labor laws.
Lisa and Ken have yet to comment on this latest lawsuit. Stay tuned for more on this developing story.
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Source: E! News