AE Hospitality – Catering Employee Misclassification

On September 9, 2019 Monkhouse Law started a proposed class action against AE Hospitality, a number of related corporations, namely 1513563 Ontario Limited, operating as Encore Food With Elegance, Applause Catering Inc., operating as Applause Catering,  and 2354398 Ontario Limited, together with AE Hospitality, the “Corporate Defendants” and their directors.

The lawsuit alleged that AE Hospitality misclassified its workforce as contractors. The matter was recently settled without admission of liability.

The statement of claim can be found online here: AE Hospitality – Statement of Claim

The initial formal press release can be found here: AE Hospitality – Press Release

SETTLEMENT CHEQUES MAILED TO CLAIMANTS on NOVEMBER 5, 2022

The Claims Administrator, AE Hospitality, has advised that the settlement cheques have been mailed to the claimants on November 6, 2022.

For any inquiries regarding the cheques or payment notification letters please email the Claims Administrator, AE Hospitality, at carysilber@gmail.com

SETTLEMENT APPROVED ON FEBRUARY 3, 2022

The parties reached a settlement agreement to resolve the action on a without prejudice basis. The Defendants do not admit liability. On February 3, 2022,  the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has approved the parties’ settlement in this class action.

You can read the order here and the endorsement is available here.

The short notice of certification and settlement approval is available here.

The long notice of certification and settlement approval is available here.

You may be entitled to compensation under the  Settlement if you fall within the following definition:

All supervisors, servers, bartenders, and chefs who worked for one or more of the Corporate Defendants since October 1, 2012 to the date of certification of this Action who have not filed a complaint with the Ministry of Labour or signed a release relating to the matters in question.

The Claims Period for the AE Hospitality Settlement ended on May 2, 2022.

Notification Letters were sent to claimants by August 1, 2022 outlining the claimants’ assessment and any appeals process from the Claims Administrator, AE Hospitality.

The Claims Administrator, AE Hospitality, has advised that the settlement cheques have been mailed to the claimants on November 5, 2022.

More Information:

For any inquiries regarding the cheques or payment notification letters please email the Claims Administrator, AE Hospitality, at carysilber@gmail.com

For any inquires to class counsel please email alexandra@monkhouselaw.com