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Spitzer's Corner Chef Made "Apprentice" Toil 90 Hours A Week For Peanuts, Lawsuit Alleges

An aspiring cook has filed a lawsuit against the chef and owners of Spitzer's Corner, the popular Lower East Side scenester hangout that's previously been in trouble for serving booze to minors. According to the lawsuit (in full below) executive chef Sung Park, general manager David Moon, and owner Robert Shamlian violated multiple federal and state labor laws. Former employee Edward Kim claims they told him he would gain invaluable culinary experience from a renowned Michelin star-awarded chef, but instead made him slave away for up to 90 hours a week for as little as $3 an hour.
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United States / New York : Crain's New York Business (8 months ago)

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United States / New York : Grub Street (3 years ago)

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United States / New York : City Room (3 years ago)

Edward Kim filed a lawsuit against the Lower East Side gastropub Spitzer's Corner, saying he was paid $350 to $450 a week and worked a minimum of 80 hours a week. Read Post


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