The owners of Rolf's Patisserie, a Lincolnwood bakery that closed two years ago without much warning, settled a lawsuit that over 200 employees had brought against them in early 2012 (after rallying and protesting). The employees claimed that the owners of the business failed to warn them that the business was closing and bounced final checks just two weeks before Christmas.
The bakery settled for both claims, paying out $150,000 to employees for the bounced checks last year and paying out $200,000 this week for the claims that they didn't give employees warning that the business's days were numbered. The bakery closed not too long after it was temporarily shut down in late 2010 for sickening over 100 people with their desserts.
· Owners of defunct bakery settle lawsuit with workers [Chicago Trib]
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