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Archive for July, 2011

New Rule on Credit Card Tip Distribution Issued by New York State Department of Labor

The Department of Labor has published a rule that New York restaurants can include credit card tips on a waiter’s next paycheck rather than be distributed on a daily basis.  The rule also provides that restaurants may subtract from the ...

Hurricane Grill & Wings Sued by EEOC For Customer’s Sexual Harassment

The Hurricane Grill & Wings restaurant failed to protect its waitresses from a customer who repeatedly sexually harassed them, according to a lawsuit filed on July 5, 2011 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). The EEOC’s complaint, filed in the ...

Coyote Ugly Lawsuit Complaining About Security Guards in the Tip Pool Moves Forward

A Coyote Ugly bartender’s lawsuit, which alleged that that the restaurant’s practice of having tipped employees place their tips in a pool that included security guards, is moving forward. Denying the restaurant’s motion to dismiss, United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee ...