Lisa Vanderpump and her husband, Ken Todd, are being sued for allegedly failing to pay overtime wages to employees at one of their made-for-TV restaurants.
On Tuesday, Page Six obtained a class-action lawsuit brought on by a former hostess at SUR, the restaurant at the center of "Vanderpump Rules." The legal paperwork alleges that employees were forced to work more than 40 weekly hours — or even seven consecutive workdays — without receiving overtime pay.
The lawsuit, which also names Lisa's business partners, Guillermo and Nathalie Zapata, further alleged a shoddy operation at SUR, claiming that staff hours are not properly tracked and are manipulated. Employees are also not granted breaks, the lawsuit says.
In January 2020, Lisa and her husband were sued for similar reasons, but in that lawsuit, the allegations of financially shorting staffers weren't limited to just SUR: Their other restaurants — Tom Tom, Pump and Villa Blanca — were also included. The case is still ongoing, Page Six reported, noting that Villa Blanca has since closed.
The newest lawsuit comes less than two months after Bravo announced that "Vanderpump Rules" stars Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni will not return to the hit reality show amid past racists actions and tweets.
After the firings, Lisa said, "I love and adore our employees and I am deeply saddened by some of the lack of judgment that has been displayed."