Russ & Daughters Settles Class Action Lawsuit with Former Employees
It looks like Russ & Daughters was the recent target of a class action lawsuit and subsequent settlement.
A tipster, whose former roommate previously worked for the 105-year-old Lower East Side appetizing company, sent a copy of the document. The notice summarizes the allegations of a onetime Russ & Daughters employee who worked at the Jewish Museum outpost on the Upper East Side. Namely that the business failed to “pay the proper minimum wages and overtime due to a policy of time-shaving, and failed to meet the New York Labor Law requirements on wage statements and notices.”
The complaint names Fourth on Fifth LLC, Niki Russ Federman, and Joshua Russ Tupper as defendants in the case.
The mailer further states that the class includes those who worked for any of the three Russ & Daughters establishments between September 14, 2011 and July 20, 2018. Pool of available settlement money to split is $250,000.