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Asian Moon Agrees to $1M Lawsuit Settlement

Lawsuit states the restaurant chain did not pay more than 250 workers minimum wage and overtime.

A Garden City eatery that is part of a chain has agreed to pay a $1 million lawsuit settlement, according to the United States Department of Labor.

Asian Moon, which also has locations in Massapequa Park and New Rochelle, allegedly did not pay 255 workers minimum wage and overtime. According to Newsday, the bulk of the alleged violations occurred on Long Island.

Newsday reports:

Under the agreement, which a judge signed off on late Monday, the company agrees to pay $1,085,752 in back wages and damages to the employees. It will also pay about $98,000 in civil penalties to the department.

The Garden City location has been open on Franklin Avenue since 2005.

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Michael Taustine January 03, 2013 at 01:51 AM
This is just one example of how many businesses,SMALL businesses, frequently mistreat, harass, and oppress it's vulnerable workforce. At least these guys were caught. Too many simply are not. Let's hear it for those "job creators".
Rob January 03, 2013 at 07:03 PM
Not all "job creators" treat their employees bad. Just like some people take advantage of the system, not all do. Should they close their doors and put 255 more people on the unemployment line?
Michael Taustine January 03, 2013 at 07:27 PM
Point taken. Not all treat their employees badly. But this is a widespread problem and for every case we read about, many more are unreported. I'm railing against the myth that has been cast as unassailable truth in this country. The myth of small business as a benevolent, heroic and unassailable force for all that is right with America. Let's not forget about the reports of small (and large) businesses trying to coerce employees into voting for the employers favored candidates, or for threatening to fire or reduce hours because of an undesired political result.
Rob January 03, 2013 at 08:11 PM
Wow, you are a very negative person. The people who do the things you are saying is such a small % and hopefully they will get caught. If not, Karma will catch up with them. You want to have an adult conversation but everything you say is about people that make up less than 1% of whole. As for voting, no one is in the booth with you, you can tell people anything they want and vote how you want. You made some good points before but you are digging deep for this one. Sorry!
Michael Taustine January 04, 2013 at 02:17 AM
No, I'm not negative(!), I just report what I see. This isn't the first case of a restaurant giving its employees the old screw job, and it sure as shooting won't be the last. You may be content to allow Karma to right the abuses,but don't hold your breath. I'll stay with law enforcement. Since when has the secret ballot prevented coercion and voter suppression? The Republicans have made it quite fashionable again this year! You've stated your preference for adult conversations, but you'll need to tamp down your naivete to engage in one.
Rob January 05, 2013 at 08:12 PM
You're a reporter? What facts are there to support your cercion against republicans. No problems with the black panthers at polling places? or bussing people in for votinig using government money? I guess since the Dems did it you see it as OK. I am neither a Rep or Dem. I liked Clinton and Bush. Sorry but i do not agree with Obama. I know some will call me a racist for that statement but I am not. Your right, this is not the first restaruant or business, but what, less than 1% of them are bad? More? We have laws and they hopefully will stop people from taking advantage of others but for you to make a statement "Let's hear it for those "job creators"." kind of spits in the face of all the honest people who do create jobs.
Michael Taustine January 06, 2013 at 02:34 AM
I am not a reporter, nor do I coerce Republicans. Your note reeks of Fox News propaganda. Black panther menace at polling places? Busing people with government money? These stories are false and outrageous. You believe them, so let's not waste any time arguing about them, it's useless. Though you claim no major party affiliation, you "liked Clinton and Bush". One Democrat and one Republican. As it turns out, Obama carried on Bush's policies in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Obama focused on Health Care, as did Clinton. So...why don't you like Obama? You claim not to be racist, but admit it might sound that way. I agree with you. It does sound that way. Business is not altruistic. The sobriquet of "job creator" is just another excuse for preferential tax treatment. There's nothing wonderful about starting a business and prospering. It's just something that occurs in a capitalist economy. A business will try to maximize profits anyway it can, by means legal, and sadly, often illegal. No business can long thrive without the contributions of it's employees. Employees support themselves with jobs. Each side needs the other. Our laws, society and government ought not allow the unfair exploitation of the weak by the strong, regardless of economic circumstance.
Rob January 06, 2013 at 01:29 PM
This will be my last comment on this subject. You so i believe the Fox propaganda. OK, I choose to believe Fox and you choose to not. So ABC,CBS etc always tell the truth, do they? You believe them. neither of us are there. You say "secret ballot prevented coercion and voter suppression" but that is not propaganda because you believe it. No prove except what you see on the news. Good Luck to us all!!!!
Michael Taustine January 06, 2013 at 03:00 PM
The voter suppression I refer to is the Republican led drive to implement unconstitutional voter ID laws that are designed to discourage voters they deem likely to vote Democratic. The poor, the elderly and ethnic minorities would be the voters that are suppressed. A secret ballot is the ultimate protection against the overt coercion I described earlier, as it has been widely reported that various business threatened to stop hiring, fire, limit hours, or deny benefits to employees that vote against the employees preferred candidates and wishes. It's not that I just "don't believe Fox". It's just that their "reporting" has been demonstrably shown to be false. If they traded in the truth, who'd argue with them? Good luck is right, because too many are simply relying on luck alone.
She's a Real Piece of - - - Work January 08, 2013 at 03:42 PM
I Think you both have too much time on your hands, especially Taustine
Michael Taustine January 08, 2013 at 03:56 PM
Your very first comment on this board? You joined to post this? Ha! Who has too much time? Though aptly named, maybe refraining from personal attacks might be a more dignified approach.
Taustines a moron January 10, 2013 at 01:56 AM
Fat and bald and living with 50 cats But still thinking he's the smartest guy in the room. How sad
Michael Taustine January 10, 2013 at 02:12 AM
Tsk, tsk. Your personal attacks don't hurt at all! Joining the board to harass me? Wasting time with an idiotic alias? Get a life!

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