The MET Responds to Wage Allegations

Kathy Sidell and her sister, restaurateur Stephanie Sokolove

MET restaurant group owner Kathy Sidell has responded to reports that several of her restaurants are under investigation by the Labor Department for owing back wages to employees. Here's the statement, sent to Grub Street by a MET rep.

MET Restaurant Group is committed to fairly compensating all of its employees. Met was a victim of an employment staffing company scam from a third party. We trusted we were in business with a reputable company. The agency went missing in the fall and had bounced all their checks to employees. Unfortunately, as well they did not fairly compensate their employees. The Met management quickly responded. Met has since rectified this situation and all unpaid services are now current. Met values all their employees and in fact were happy to compensate what was owed.