Burma Superstar disputes lawsuit from its employees

Owners of the popular Bay Area restaurant chain Burma Superstar fired back against charges made in a lawsuit that they didn’t fairly pay their employees.

News Story (California)

Michael Bodley
San Francisco Chronicle
September 17, 2016

Tags: Employment, Wage Theft

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) (San Francisco), Centro Legal De La Raza (Oakland, CA), Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (Advancing Justice-ALC)


The lawsuit was filed on behalf of three employees and around 100 “similarly situated” workers by attorneys for the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, Asian Law Caucus and Centro Legal de la Raza. The lawsuit is seeking unspecified back wages, attorney’s fees, and other penalties.

The allegations lodged by the workers involve all of the Burma Superstar locations, including Alameda, Oakland and San Francisco.

“We are disappointed that the company is taking the position that their employees very real claims are frivolous,” said Mana Barari, an attorney with the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center. “We hope that Burma Superstar will reflect more seriously on their practices and move toward becoming the model employer they claim to be.”