Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Upscale New York City Market for Wage Violations

A gourmet New York City market is being sued by two former employees who claim they were cheated out of wages earned, overtime pay, and tips.

Amido Wango and Larba Beogo worked as porters and delivery employees for Amish Market in the Tribeca section of New York City. They claim in a class action lawsuit filed in the Southern District of New York that they were not fully compensated for working over 4o hours each week.

According to the complaint, they also claim they were not provided with the required wage notices from their employer, Amish Market.

Wango and Beogo often worked more than 40 hours per week, but were not paid for those excess hours. Further, when making deliveries, customers often informed them of the amount of gratuity included, but they never saw the full amount; Amish Market pooled the tips and disbursed the amounts to other employees, rather than directly to those who earned them, the complaint states.

Wango and Beogo are represented by Pelton Graham LLC of New York City. The attorneys seek class action status to include all who are or were employees of Amish Market and may also have suffered from the market’s wage violations. They seek an injunction against defendant from engaging in the alleged unlawful actions, compensatory damages resulting from defendant’s misconduct, and punitive damages.

The Market did not return a message requesting comment.