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Archive for January, 2012

Long Island Diners Hit With Overtime and Minimum Wage Judgments Totaling $133,000

The United States Department of Labor has filed lawsuits and simultaneous judgments against the Atlantis Diner and the Coram Diner in federal court for overtime and minimum wage violations. Attorneys for the Department of Labor alleged in the complaints that the Long Island restaurants failed to pay their workers at time and one-half their regular ...

Race Discrimination Lawsuit Filed against Panera Bread Restaurants

A race discrimination class action lawsuit has been filed by an African-American sandwich line worker at a Pennsylvania Panera Bread restaurant claiming that black employees were denied opportunities for promotion to management positions.  The Complaint, filed in the United States District Court ...

Waiter Schools for Restaurant Servers

Waiter schools are offering restaurants in the United States a “much needed refresher course,” according to an article in this week’s Bloomberg Business Week. In a piece captioned Garçon Academy, author David Sax writes that there is a “sorry state of American table waiting,” and that the business of training waiters is gaining traction.  According ...

Waiter Sues Mario Batali Restaurant for Sexual Harassment

Mario Batali’s Babbo Restaurant has been sued by a waiter who alleges that the restaurant condoned sexual harassment of the waiter by co-workers. The Complaint, filed in New York State Supreme Court by waiter Eugene Gibbons claims that co-workers smacked his buttocks, grabbed his ...

Head of Chipotle Restaurants Speaks Out on Immigration Issues

After an immigration crackdown on Chipotle restaurants by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Monty Moran, the head of Chipotle restaurants, has become an advocate of immigration overhaul, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. Chipotle Mexican Grill, the popular burrito restaurant ...