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Alexander Wang Sued in $50 Million Labor Violation Case

Alexander Wang Reportedly Being Sued For $450 Million, Denies Claims (Update)

>> The Internet is ablaze with reports that a $50 million lawsuit has been filed against Alexander Wang for allegedly violating New York State labor laws.

Both The New York Post and The New York Daily News report that Wenyu Lu, a former Wang employee, was forced to work 25 hours straight without a break.

However, the two papers' accounts of the situation diverge. The Post claims that a total of 30 workers have filed a suit against Wang in Queens Supreme Court, while the Daily reports that Lu's lawyer is still hoping to sign other Wang employees on to join Lu in a class-action suit.

Representatives for Alexander Wang have yet to comment, but they did tell the Post that they have not been served with a lawsuit. Several searches conducted by Fashionologie of the New York State Unified Court System failed to produce results indicating that a case involving Wang or Wenyu Lu has been filed.

>> (Update) WWD reports that a spokesperson for Wang has spoken out against the allegations: "The company takes its obligations to comply with the law very seriously, including the relevant wage and hour regulations, the payment of overtime to eligible employees and having a safe working environment for all of our employees. We will vehemently defend any allegations to the contrary."

WWD also confirms that Wang is being sued by approximately 30 of his former workers and that the actual total is $450 million — $50 million for each of the nine charges filed, which include "labor law violations, breach of agreement, and unjust enrichment." The case was filed last month in Queens County Supreme Court, but the fashion brand has yet to be served with legal papers.

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