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Tom Colicchio Comments on Sexual Harassment in Restaurant Industry

Tom Colicchio Comments on Sexual Harassment in Restaurant Industry

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Tom Colicchio wrote an open letter to restaurant workers calling for a “long overdue” conversation, in the wake of the recent sexual harassment allegations in the restaurant industry. “I’m betting that we’re smart and confident enough to level the playing field and create real opportunity, or at least learn how it’s … Continue reading Tom Colicchio Comments on Sexual Harassment in Restaurant Industry

Busser Sues Mario Batali’s Restaurant for Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay Violations

Busser Sues Mario Batali’s Restaurant for Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay Violations

A former busser employed by Mario Batali’s Babbo Ristorante Enoteca is suing the restaurant to recover minimum and overtime wages, and tips unlawfully retained by the restaurant. According to Octavio Quinones, who worked at Babbo as a busboy  for almost two years, the restaurant willfully failed and refused to pay him at the correct minimum … Continue reading Busser Sues Mario Batali’s Restaurant for Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay Violations