Unpaid Wages in Tennessee

Workers From Nashville Restaurant Consider Legal Action Over Unpaid Wages

by Staff Blogger | September 9th, 2013

September 9, 2013

The Nashville Employment Lawyers with Ponce Law explain that one of the most common reasons for legal disputes between workers and their employers are unpaid wages.

Such an issue has led a former employee of a Nashville restaurant to begin a picket line and consider legal action against the former owners of the eatery. She claims to be owed three weeks worth of wages.

An article from News Channel 5 explained that issues began for Chappy’s on Church began several years ago, when employees claim they would sometimes wait for weeks to be paid and even receive IOUs in lieu of a check. The problems came to a head when the federal government seized the restaurant because of failure to pay taxes. After the restaurant close, the owners disappeared.

Now, roughly 18 employees say they are still owed money from the owner as he prepares to open a new location in New Orleans. The employees are considering taking legal action against the restaurant and its owners if the matter is not resolved.

The Nashville Personal Injury Lawyers with Michael D. Ponce & Associates recognize the difficulties that failures to be paid for work can cause. The firm is here to help anyone who has not received fair compensation from an employer.