The Bourbon Street Grille - Horrible Place To Work For
DALONEGA, GEORGIA -- The first few months working here were okay until I noticed on my paycheck that I was not getting paid overtime for over 40 hours. I asked the owner about it and she flat out said that they do not pay overtime. Not wanting to make a fuss I just let it go until about 6 months later when they asked everyone to sign a policy agreeing that they don't pay overtime I told the owner that I couldn't agree with it. I was threatened and later fired for reporting her to the wage and hour division.
Also back in December when I received my w-2 I also got a 1099. They had not taken any taxes out for the first 6 weeks claiming I was a sub contractor but I was an hourly cook working under supervision. They did this to many other employees while I was employed there. It is my opinion that they are committing tax fraud by misclassification of employees, avoiding paying their part of employee social security, getting out of paying workers comp for misclassified employees and not having to pay unemployment tax on those employees. In my opinion, their high turn over rate allows them to get away with this since the average employee time with the company is less than 6 months they just file them as sub contractors and claim a deduction with the 1099.