Benihana Chainlet Haru in Hot Water

Haru's fidi location.
Haru's fidi location. Photo: Shanna Ravindra

WaiterPay writes that the latest restaurant to receive a legal complaint for wage violations is Haru, the Benihana-owned sushi chainlet with six NYC locations. The servers who filed the complaint are saying they were not compensated time and a half for working over 40 hours a week, nor did they receive the extra hour of minimum wage required when shifts ran over ten hours (known as "spread of hours" pay). Yikes; either violations are truly rampant, or lawyers seeking to file these kinds of cases are — or both. [WaiterPay]