Kings Seafood Employees File Class Action Lawsuit


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
January 19, 2009

A California law firm yesterday filed a class action lawsuit against Kings Seafood Co. of Costa Mesa, Calif., on behalf of Kings Fish House employees.

The lawsuit, filed by Fakhimi & Associates, alleges that Kings Seafood has not been paying proper wages to employees placed "on-call" and has been mandating tip-sharing policies that may violate state and federal laws.

Specifically, the suit alleges violations of California labor code and Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement provisions. The employees at Kings Fish House, one of the company's six restaurant concepts, say they are required to share their tips with employees who have no contact with customers. They also claim they are placed on-call without being adequately compensated.

The case was filed in Orange County Superior Court .

There are 12 Kings Fish House locations in California, Nevada and Arizona. 

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