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Wrigley rooftops employees suing over unfair pay

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Two employees of rooftop entertainment venues near Wrigley Field filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday that claims workers are unfairly paid and forced to work off the clock.

George Dahnka and Nick Konstanopoulos filed the suit against The Wrigley Rooftop Club, the Sheffield Baseball Club and the Ivy League Club and owner Thomas Gramatis.

The entertainment venues overlook Wrigley Field, and tickets to watch Chicago Cubs home games other events includes food and drink packages.

The suit claims tickets include a listed three percent gratuity, but that the operators do not pass the gratuity on to employees. As a result, customers assume employees have already been paid gratuity and do not tip, the plaintiffs claim.

Dahnka and Konstanopoulous also allege venue operators arrange paychecks to avoid paying time-and-a-half overtime pay, even though employees can work up to 10 hours a day during Cubs home games. They also claim employees must often work through unpaid meal braks.

The suit did not make clear whether the plaintiffs are still employed by the rooftops.

Gramatis could not be reached immediately for comment on the suit Wednesday night.

Wednesday's three-count complaint, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, claims unjust enrichment, violation of the Illinois Minimum Wage Law, and violation of the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act. It seeks an unspecified amount in damages.

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