Wage claims and labor complaints have been filed by former employees of South restaurant in San Juan Capistrano after issuing bad checks to the employees.
Paychecks issued to employees reportedly started bouncing around November and banks said that there was no money in the account. Employees, including former kitchen manager Matt Reny were unpaid for weeks of work – in Reny’s case, the restaurant owes him wages worth more than $2,000.
Alan Merow, a co-owner of South blamed the slumping economy for the “late” pay of his employees and claimed that all former employees would be paid everything they are owed but called the filing of wage claims by the employees as “Mickey Mouse” stuff.
Wearyworker would like to disagree with Mr. Merow’s statement, filing wage claims is not Mickey Mouse stuff or an idealistic concept which should not be put in practice – it is an employee’s legal right.
Employees deserve to be compensated for their hard earned labor and if the employer is remiss in doing so, the employee has every right to file a wage claim. To learn more about filing a wage claims, read more here.