Shirley Lin (’10) Secures Settlement in Labor Exploitation Case

December 18, 2012 | CUNY School of Law

Alum Shirley Lin (’10), an attorney at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), secured a settlement in Manhattan federal court in the case of Kim v. NYLA Cafe, LLC. The suit against Spitzer’s Corner, its owner, general manager, and former executive chef, filed by AALDEF on behalf of Edward Kim, alleged multiple violations of federal and state labor laws. “Chef Park and Spitzer’s Corner misused the apprenticeship label to pay a young worker poverty wages and deny him an accurate accounting of all the hours he worked,” said Lin. “The Parties have reached an amicable agreement, and the entirety of the matter was settled to the satisfaction of all parties.”

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