March 27, 2016
The Siegel Law Group, Lee & Braziel LLP & the Equal Justice Center have filed two lawsuits (“Cafe Istanbul Lawsuit”) against Dallas based Cafe Istanbul and its owner Erol Girgin. The Cafe Istanbul lawsuits claim that Cafe Istanbul doctored time records and failed to pay its hourly workers overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Cafe Istanbul has a record of labor violations. A 2007 investigation done by the Department of Labor’ wage and hour division resulted in finding Cafe Istanbul guilty of 16 case violations in 2009.
The Siegel Law Group filed the first lawsuit against Cafe Istanbul on April 20, 2015. The Equal Justice Center filed the Second Cafe Istanbul lawsuit on June 18, 2015. The Siegel Law Group, Lee & Braziel LLP and the Equal Justice Center are currently working on consolidating the cases and pursuing a collective action against Cafe Istanbul. If they obtain collective action certification, they will be able to send notification to all hourly paid workers who worked at Cafe Istanbul over the past three years. Copies of the live Complaints from the two lawsuits can be found here and here.
If you worked as an hourly employee (such as a cook, waiter or hostess) for Cafe Istanbul over the past three years you may be eligible to join the Cafe Istanbul lawsuit. We ask that you contact us immediately so that you can preserve the full extent of your damages. Please give us a call today at 214.749.1400 for a free consultation about your eligibility and rights.
Dustin Paschal Represents Cafe Istanbul Despite Department of Labor Finding that Cafe Istanbul Committed 16 Previous Violations
Allegations of wage violations are nothing new to Cafe Istanbul. In 2009, the Department of Labor investigations revealed that Cafe Istanbul had committed no less than 16 case violations. Department of Labor information confirming these case violations can be found here.
Cafe Istanbul is currently represented by Dustin Paschal of Simon Paschal PLLC. Dustin Paschal has vigorously defended his Cafe Istanbul against in the Cafe Istanbul lawsuit, despite having full knowledge of these previous wage violations.
Who is eligible to join the Cafe Istanbul Lawsuit?
All hourly employees who have worked for Cafe Istanbul over the past three years may be eligible for the Cafe Istanbul lawsuit. This group of employees includes hostesses, cooks and waiters. If you worked as an hourly employees at Cafe Istanbul over the last three years, we invite you to call us at 214.749.1400 or toll free at 866.949.1400 to discuss your eligibility to potentially recover your unpaid overtime wages.
Cafe Istanbul Lawsuit: The Stakes Involved
Federal wage law may permit eligible Cafe Istanbul employees to potentially recover double the amount of their unpaid wages and overtime. If you believe you may have been victimized by Cafe Istanbul’s alleged wage practices, please contact us today. We will analyze your potential claim and provide you with an estimate of the damages you could recover if you join the Cafe Istanbul Lawsuit.
Cafe Istanbul Lawsuit: Case Information
Jack Siegel, Michael Cowles, J. Derek Braziel, and Jay Forester represent the potential class of hourly employees in the Cafe Istanbul Lawsuit. The Cafe Istanbul Lawsuit is currently pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division.
Cafe Istanbul Lawsuit: Call Us
Please contact us regarding your eligibility for the Cafe Istanbul lawsuit. You may give us a call us at 214.749.1400 or toll free at 866.949.1400. If you prefer, you can also email Derek, Jack or Jay at the following email addresses:
Derek Braziel: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jay Forester: email@example.com
Jack Siegel: firstname.lastname@example.org
All consultations are absolutely free. If you are eligible and decide to join the case, we will take it on contingency. This means you owe us absolutely nothing unless we recover unpaid overtime wages for you.