Hershey Leisure & Resorts Co. can pay greater than $101,000 to settle a federal minimal wage lawsuit filed on behalf of 41 wait workers at its Houlihan’s restaurant in Hershey.
U.S. Center District Chief Decide John E. Jones III accepted that deal in an order issued Wednesday morning.
The settlement comes 15 months after a former employee, Randy Sicklesmith, filed the go well with.
Sicklesmith claimed Hershey Leisure was paying Houlihan’s wait workers $2.83 an hour plus ideas and that their pay ended up beneath the minimal federal hourly price of $7.25 as a result of they spent about 30 % of their time performing duties that don’t generate ideas, similar to cleansing and sorting tableware.
The go well with and the $101,129 settlement covers the interval from January 2017 to September 2019. It states that in agreeing to the accord Hershey Leisure “denies any wrongdoing and proceed to claim that, absent this settlement, they finally would prevail within the motion.”
The deal requires $64,129 to be paid to 41 former and present wait workers. They may obtain funds starting from $104 to $3,917. Sicklesmith will obtain one other $4,000 for originating the case. Winebrake & Santillo, the Dresher regulation agency that represented the employees, is to obtain $33,000.