Gordon Ramsay, star chef and TV host of "Kitchen Nightmares," "Masterchef" and other shows, has been hit with a class-action lawsuit for alleged wage-and-hour and break-period violations at his Fat Cow restaurant in Los Angeles, RadarOnline reports.

The legal action was filed on Thursday, June 13, according to Radar.

“During the Class Period, Defendants have: (1) required Class Members to work through their meal and rest periods without paying compensation for missed meal and rest breaks; (2) failed to pay Class Members minimum wages for all hours worked; (3) failed to pay Class Members premium compensation for all overtime hours worked; (4) failed to pay Class Members all wages due at termination and/or resignation,” the filing states.

Wage and hour issues, including overtime and break and lunch periods, are all covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), as clarified and modified by implementing federal and state laws. Currently, the California minimum wage is $8 an hour, and overtime at one-and-half that wage must be paid for any work done beyond eight hours in a single day.

Ramsay’s spokesperson told Radar: 'We are aware there was a problem with previous management, which has since been changed, but this is totally unacceptable if any truth to it."