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Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd Accused in Class Motion Lawsuit of Not Paying Their Eateries' Workers

Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd Accused in Class Action Lawsuit of Not Paying Their Eateries' Employees


Lisa Vanderpump is being sued for allegedly “not paying wages” or “offering meal breaks.”

Former worker Adam Pierce Antoine filed the category motion lawsuit on Dec. 16 on behalf of himself in addition to various different former staff, accusing Vanderpump, 59, and her husband Ken Todd of violating various California labor legal guidelines — one thing Antoine claims has gone on for not less than four years.

In line with the courtroom paperwork, obtained by PEOPLE, Vanderpump — who owns the famed West Hollywood, California eating places SUR, Villa Blanca, Tom Tom, and Pump — has didn’t “pay wages, together with additional time wages.”

Antoine alleges that when restaurant staffers labored over eight or 12 hours in a piece day or greater than 40 hours in a workweek they weren’t correctly compensated.

The lawsuit additionally accuses Vanderpump of “manipulating or enhancing time information to point out lesser hours than truly labored.”

Antoine additionally accuses Vanderpump of not paying minimal wages for hours that have been labored off the clock, throughout coaching or when an worker was on name, in accordance with the lawsuit.

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Moreover, throughout Antoine’s workday, he was not offered correct meal or relaxation breaks, he claims within the courtroom paperwork.

In line with California labor legal guidelines, which is said within the lawsuit, “no employer shall make use of and worker for a piece interval greater than (5) hours and not using a well timed meal break of not lower than (30) minutes through which the worker is relieved of all of his or her duties.”

In line with Antoine, Vanderpump didn’t adjust to this legislation and in addition didn’t present two 30 minute breaks for workers after they labored greater than 10 hours a day. This similar legislation applies for relaxation breaks. An worker should be given as much as 20 and 30 minutes of relaxation breaks if working greater than 6 hours.

The legislation states that if breaks will not be given, staff will probably be compensated, which Antoine says within the courtroom paperwork by no means occurred.

Within the lawsuit, Antonine additionally alleges that staff weren’t paid for the time they labored after being fired. He later claims Vanderpump additionally failed to supply staff with pay stubs.

Because of the alleged infractions, Antoine says he has “suffered damages in an quantity topic to proof” and is owed over $25,000.

Vanderpump didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s request for remark.

Web page Six was first to report the lawsuit.

Information of the lawsuit comes after a silver Ferrari drove into the patio space of PUMP.

The automobile crashed by way of the railings edging the outside space, leaving shattered glass scattered all through the scene, in accordance with KNBC.

One particular person was despatched to the hospital following the accident, KTLA reviews, though it’s unclear what accidents the sufferer sustained.

Vanderpump reacted to the crash on Twitter, making mild of the state of affairs whereas additionally voicing that she’s grateful nobody was harmed.

“No. We’re not a Drive-Via. Thank God nobody was harm,” the previous Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills star tweeted, sharing two pictures from the aftermath of the incident.

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Vanderpump’s husband, Todd, mentioned he spoke with the motive force concerned within the “huge crash,” and revealed that one buyer had “minor cuts.”

“He mentioned that anyone reduce him off,” Todd, 62, advised TMZ. “… Accidents occur, you understand, and I take the whole lot, tough or clean. He couldn’t assist it, it was an accident.”

“These items occur,” he added. “… It’s simply life.”