Tuesday, December 13, 2011


A protest against Golden Farm will be held outside the store (Church Avenue, corner of E. 4th Street) on Friday, December 16th, at noon.

This past June, a class action lawsuit was filed in court against Golden Farm and Sonil (Sonny) Kim, its owner, for violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act--specifically, violation of minimum wage and overtime laws.

The plaintiff, Juaquin Trinidad Tzatzapolta, filed the lawsuit on June 20, 2011, in Eastern District Court. The case will be tried by a jury.

The New York State Department of Labor is demanding back wages and penalty payments. Employees will be able to recoup the money they are owed plus a 100% penalty.

Employees have been trying to organize a union.