Former Latitude 360 employees given paychecks, asked to wait to cash them

PITTSBURGH — Former employees of Latitude 360 finally received some owed paychecks Tuesday, but were told not to cash them.

Alongside R.O.C United, an employee advocacy group, former Latitude 360 employees blocked the front door of the business with a giant symbolic padlock.

“This company can’t pay their workers; they shouldn’t be open for business. End of story,” said Jordan Romanus of ROC United.

In December, owners made a last-minute payment for delinquent drink taxes to avoid getting shut down.

One former employee was told to hold on to her check until she received a text saying she could cash it.

“It means I’m not going to get paid,” Laura Scimio said.

The entertainment complex is operated by Florida-based Latitude 40 group. The Pittsburgh location was the last to close. The others were lost to eviction lawsuits.