Jay-Z & His NY 40/40 Club Blasted for Not Meeting Labor Standards [Photo Gallery]
Jay-Z may be facing more problems surrounding his 40/40 Club.
Jay opened a Las Vegas location a few years back that didn’t last long, and Jiggaman was sued by workers from his club’s flagship New York City location in 2008 for allegedly violating minimum wage laws. Now, that same spot is under fire again, this time for allegedly not meeting area labor standards.
Currently, there are renovations being made to Hov’s club, which is on West 25th Street in Manhattan, and the New York City District Council of Carpenters is claiming that Conelle Construction Corp., which was hired to make those renovations, “does not meet area labor standards, including providing or fully paying for family healthcare and pension for all of its carpenter craft employees,” according to a statement.
The NYCDC also objects to the “substandard wage” that they claim Conelle Construction Corp. is paying its workers. As the owner of the property, they’re holding Jay accountable, citing that he “has an obligation to see that area labor standard are met for construction work on their future location.”
In protest, there are four nearly twenty foot blown up floats of rats facing the club.
Reps for the location have yet to comment.
The 40/40 is expected to reopen on November 1, 2011. —Adam Fleischer