From the Daily News:
A popular Queens restaurant is being dragged to court for not paying its employees enough - seven years after the company settled a similar suit.
Two former employees charge that Elias Corner Restaurant for Fish, a well-known Greek seafood joint in Astoria, failed to pay minimum wage and overtime rates to workers, their attorney said.
According to the class-action lawsuit, filed June 21 in Brooklyn Federal Court, Kinga Koziel, who had worked at the restaurant for nearly five years before she left last February, and Milan Stosic, who was employed for more than a year, are owed about $200,000 in lost wages.
The ethnic food spot on 31st St. at 24th Ave. has previously been slapped with a court ruling for not paying their workers properly.
In 2003, the restaurant was ordered to pay $460,000 in restitution and interest to waiters and waitresses for failure to pay them proper wages, according to published reports.
Former state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer launched an investigation of the eatery in late 2001 after several waiters and waitresses complained that their only earnings were from gratuities - a violation of state and federal minimum wage and overtime laws.
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