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Jay-Z's 40/40 -- More than 99 Problems

7/2/2008 9:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Some ex-workers at Jay-Z's 40/40 Club could be end up being a lot more than dirt on the club's shoulder after a judge's ruling yesterday.

A federal court judge gave the OK to a class-action suit filed by some of Jay's current and past minions at 40/40, saying that they made a sufficient showing that club owners may have violated federal wage and labor laws. The former employees allege in their suit they got shivved out of OT pay, and that they were forced to shell out for their own break time, amongst other things.

The plaintiffs' lawyer said that about 10 to 20 workers are on board the class bandwagon. A rep for the club tells TMZ that 40/40 believes it's innocent and will be "going the distance" and will let the judge determine the outcome of the case.

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marti444    

that is SAD!!! here you have a well-known person who has made his money via hard work and continues to make money through various business endeavors and either him or his 'people' are not too business savvy to hire the right people to run his restaurant(s)!! i'm trying to give jz the benefit of the doubt --that he probably did not know what was going on. that his hired managers, etc. were responsible for the 'slavery-type' goings-on in tha club. most of the time these celebs/entertainers are kept in the dark or don't want to know how their other business ventures are run, as long as money is being made!! but i honestly don't think jigga man knew about all this even though he probably could have taken care of this before it got to the courts!!! i'm sure he found at at SOME POINT-before the lawsuit happened. come on, man!! step up yo game and take care of these peoples the right way! they worked their butts off!! PAY THA MAN!!

2250 days ago
2.

Liz    

Ugly on the outside and even uglier on the inside.....................he is so into himself and thinks he is above everyone!

2250 days ago
3.

the bad a$$    

marti444 - you hit the nail on the head - he has made his name boasting all the fabulous spoils of wealth, to have this come to light is just a shame!
SHAME ON YOU JAY Z@!@

2250 days ago
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msnoneofurbuzines    

There is always 2 sides of the story, and then there is the truth. People see you got money, they will find a reason to sue you, that's just the world we live in. I hope this story ain't true, but if it is...then I will have a new outlook on this man.

2250 days ago
5.

I, Slay The Dragon    

No Pay-Z has made a CAREER, out of straight ripping people off...."...It's a freaky....I mean, it's a hard-knock life....!"

2250 days ago
6.

Michael J. Jackson Fan    

JAY Z HAS LET JUAN AND DEZ (AKA DESIREE) (AKA CORETA DEVILLE )

GET HIM INTO SOME SH!t...BY TREATING THOSE EMPLOYEES LIKE SLAVES AND NOT PAYING THEM....

NOBODY WORKS FOR FREE NOT EVEN JAY Z WHO MADE OVER 80 MILLION THIS YEAR....THIS IS SAD....

JAY Z KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON. ITS NOT LIKE THIS STORY IS BRAND NEW, ITS BEEN MENCHEND ON OTHER POPULAR WEBSITES.

2250 days ago
7.

YOUR DADDY    

6. this guy is a nig to the bone...so is his pretty wife....these are nigs, who, in spite of their money are so low-class as people and help perpetuate the nig thing..

Posted at 3:50PM on Jul 2nd 2008 by whatever
I bet it makes you feal good to say nig, your just jealous you don't have that pretty wife and those fat pockets. Your a piece of s*** not worth flushing.

2250 days ago

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