77 OFWs in Canada Settle with Denny's for $1.3M

A $1.3-million settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit brought by a group of 77 Filipino temporary workers against the company that owns Denny’s restaurants in British Columbia, reports Canada.com. Under the terms of the settlement with Northland Properties Corp., workers will be reimbursed for loss of hours, overtime and airfare. Some workers who were forced to pay employment agencies an average of $6,000 for their jobs will be eligible for compensation. Denny’s will pay the legal fees of the workers and the cost of administering the settlement. The lawsuit was triggered when in 2010, Alfredo Sales, a Filipino working for Denny's filed a complaint against his employer for failing to pay his airfare and overtime work. Sales was fired for “performance issues” seven days after his complaint.