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Pae v Fox Restaurant Concept, DBA True Food Kitchen


Update July 15, 2019 - Checks Have Been Sent Out - But Only Valid 60 Days!

IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE CLASS (i.e,. if you were a “front of the house employee" for True Foods Kitchen in California from July 22, 2012 through December 4, 2018), you should have received a check in settlement of this case, mailed out the first week of July.

IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE such a check and you believe you’re a class member, you should immediately contact Bryan Valdez, the Case Manager for  CPT Group, located at 50 Corporate Park, Irvine, CA 92606 at 800-542-0900 or 949-428-1099.  CPT is the Third Party Administrator for this case, and handles all distribution of funds.

Also, if you have any questions about that case, or your employment, either with True Food Kitchen or elsewhere, please contact tom@falveylaw.com or call 626-795-0205.


Update: April, 2019 - Court Grants Final Approval of Settlement of Case!

The court has recently given us final approval of our settlement of this case earlier this month.  We are grateful for the resolution of this matter.

Because of requirements of the settlement, payments are not scheduled to go out to class members until July, 2019.  Thereafter, the checks will be valid for only 60 days, so be sure to watch for your check, and cash or deposit it, etc., as in the time forth in the documentation you will receive with the check.

IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE CLASS (i.e,. if you were a “front of the house employee" for True Foods Kitchen in California from July 22, 2012 through December 4, 2018, and you do not receive a Notice regarding this matter by January 15, 2019, you should immediately contact the Third Party Administrator, CPT Group, located at 50 Corporate Park, Irvine, CA 92606 at 800-542-0900.
 
AND, IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE WHO MIGHT BE IN THE CLASS who may not be aware of this case, we urge you to have them contact us. Similarly, if you have any questions about the Notice which may have come to you, please contact CPT.    

For all of you who have helped make this settlement possible, and who helped us as we worked through obtaining this Final Approval, we thank you for your time and consideration in doing so.

If you have any questions or comments, please call 626-795-0205 or 818-547-5200 or email me at Tom@falveylaw.com.  For other information regarding various employment matters, you may also wish to visit our continuing discussion on tomthelawyer.com.

Thanks very much.  We wish you well.

Tom Falvey


Update: December, 2018 - Court Grants Preliminary Approval of Settlement of Case!

We are pleased to announce that the settlement in this case was approved by the court this month.

As a result, Notices regarding the settlement will be sent out to members of the class in the near future, either this month (December, 2018) or in January, 2019.

IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE CLASS (i.e,. if you were a “front of the house employee" for True Foods Kitchen in California from July 22, 2012 through December 4, 2018, and you do not receive a Notice regarding this matter by January 15, 2019, you should immediately contact the Third Party Administrator, CPT Group, located at 50 Corporate Park, Irvine, CA 92606 at 800-542-0900.
 
AND, IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE WHO MIGHT BE IN THE CLASS, we urge you to have them contact us. Similarly, if you have any questions about the Notice which may have come to you, please contact CPT.    

For all of you who have helped make this settlement possible, and who may assist it as we seek Final Approval in early 2019, we thank you for your time and consideration in doing so.

If you have any questions or comments, please call 626-795-0205 or email me at Tom@falveylaw.com.

Thanks very much.  We wish you well.

Tom Falvey


Update - November 5, 2018 - Motion for Preliminary Approval of Settlement Filed with the Court!

You’ll be glad to know we have filed our motion requesting the judge approve our settlement with True Foods Kitchen and Fox Restaurant Concepts.

The matter is scheduled to be heard in early December, and we are, of course, hopeful that the court will rule in our favor.  Be sure to watch our website for further developments.

In the meantime, of course, we’d be glad to hear from you if you believe that you are a potential class member in this case.  You may be able to provide additional information, not only about your employment at True Foods Kitchen, but in regard to any class members who may have moved, and may not know of the pendency of the possible settlement.

Thanks for calling us at 626-795-0205 or 818-547-5200.  You can also email us at Tom@Falveylaw.com.

We’ll be grateful for whatever help you can provide, as well as any suggestions you may have, whether it's about this case, or any other employment matter.

Tom Falvey


Update August 11, 2017 - LOTS of you have MOVED!

After we got the list of employees (almost every one of you wanted to know about the case, and did NOT opt out of hearing from us), we sent out letters to the addresses we were given by True Food Kitchen.

A LOT of them have come back, with a notation “not known at this address.”

So either True Food Kitchen didn’t have correct addresses, or a large number of its former employees - because after all, it would have current addresses for its employees, right - have moved.

Now this case goes back more than five years. So maybe a lot of those employees at Fox Restaurant Concepts (True Food’s other name) who worked at one of its restaurants in California back in 2012 - through 2016 or so did move and so there’s no forwarding address. (The post office doesn’t keep them that current any more.)

SO. We need your help. If you worked at True Food Kitchen in California during the past five years, you undoubtedly have names and contact information in your phones.

Do you want to help us? Please do! Please send us the names and phone numbers of anyone else you know who would want to learn about our case. AND/OR call them and tell them to contact us.

Thanks very much. Those of you who have already called and written? We are especially grateful to you.

We hope to hear from you soon.


Update May 6, 2017 - Mailing Of Post Cards To Potential Class Members Has Gone Out!!

As a result, within a month or so we can contact you individually, because we’ll finally have your names. 

We filed this case not quite a year ago on July 22, 2016.  Sometime within a month or so we should have the contact information for all of you who might be a potential class member in this case.  

We’ve been told that there are almost 2,000 class members, going back about roughly four and a half years.  So the turnover is pretty high.  Perhaps as high as 50% annually.

That means a lot of you - if you’re a class member - might want to talk to us about how you were treated in terms of getting paid, or not getting paid for working late.

Some employers act like they really have the employees’ best interest in mind.  But then the employer is saddled with supervisors who care nothing about the employees, and everything about the bottom line - and their bonuses.  Maybe you’d want to tell us about those general managers or assistant general managers or anyone who you felt took advantage of the staff.

Give us a call (818-547-5200) or email us at tom@falveylaw.com if you want to talk about your experience, and possibly help yourself and your fellow employees in this case.

Thanks very much.  We hope to hear from you soon, whether your employed at True Foods Kitchen or not, if you want to talk about your employment or anything else.


Plaintiff's Allegations

Our firm has joined with the Law Offices of Alex Hartounian in filing a proposed class-action lawsuit by former employee Jennifer Pae ("Plaintiff") against Fox Restaurant Concepts, LLC, doing business as TRUE FOOD KITCHEN (“TRUE FOOD KITCHEN”)j.  

This case is filed on behalf of non-exempt restaurant employees in California who have worked as servers, waiters, waitresses or other similarly situated non-exempt employees at any Fox Restaurant Concepts restaurant  at any time since July 22, 2012.

In her lawsuit, Plaintiff contends that TRUE FOOD KITCHEN did not comply with the requirements under California law for payment of wages.. If successful, a class action allows former and current employees to receive back wages that are owed to them.

TRUE FOOD KITCHEN has not yet responded to the complaint as of July 25, 2016. The court has not yet ruled on any of Plaintiff's allegations or determined whether the case is appropriate for class action status.

If you are or were an employee of TRUE FOOD KITCHEN in California since July, 2012, we would like to speak with you. Please contact us by either calling our office at 818-547-5200, by mailing us at 550 North Brand Blvd., Suite 1500, Glendale, CA 91203.  You may also email us at tom@falveylaw.com.

 


Case Documents

Pae v Fox Restaurants dba TRUE FOOD KITCHEN Complaint

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