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New York City’s Pier A Banquet Hall Hit with Tip Sharing and 80/20 Violation Lawsuit

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Two former banquet servers at Pier A Harbor House banquet hall in New York City claim that Pier A unlawfully failed to pay its banquet servers and bartenders the minimum wage in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the New York Labor Law. The collective and class action lawsuit, filed in federal … Continue reading New York City’s Pier A Banquet Hall Hit with Tip Sharing and 80/20 Violation Lawsuit

Tip Sharing and 80/20 Violations Will Cost Red Robin Restaurants in New York $900,000

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New York State Red Robin Restaurants have agreed to pay $900,000 to current and former servers to settle claims for tip splitting violations and violating the 80/20 rule. The Red Robin Restaurants required their servers to share tips with expediters, even though expediters had little to no direct interaction with customers. Expediters do not customarily … Continue reading Tip Sharing and 80/20 Violations Will Cost Red Robin Restaurants in New York $900,000

Seventh Circuit Weighs In On 80/20 Rule and Tip Credit Disputes

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The Seventh Circuit addressed tip credit and 80/20  issues in a decision involving pay practices at Original Pancake House restaurants in Chicago. On the 80/20 issue, the Court found that although some waiters and waitresses tasks may be performed by untipped staff at other restaurants, it does not make them unrelated to their server duties. The … Continue reading Seventh Circuit Weighs In On 80/20 Rule and Tip Credit Disputes

Joe’s Crab Shack Hit With Nationwide Class Action Suit for Alleged 80/20 Rule Violations

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Servers, bartenders, and bussers at Joe’s Crab Shack restaurant have filed a nationwide class action lawsuit alleging that the restaurants paid them a tipped minimum wage even though they perform non-tip producing duties, such as washing dishes, kitchen prep and janitorial tasks, commonly referred to as “back of the house” duties.  Attorneys for the workers … Continue reading Joe’s Crab Shack Hit With Nationwide Class Action Suit for Alleged 80/20 Rule Violations

TGI Friday’s Settles Wage Theft Case for $19.1 Million

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A nationwide wage theft lawsuit against TGI Friday’s has been settled for $19.1 million according to a court filing by the workers’ attorneys in New York federal court. The settlement, which covers 28,000 restaurant workers, is a record amount for resolution of a wage theft lawsuit in the restaurant industry. This settlement is the latest … Continue reading TGI Friday’s Settles Wage Theft Case for $19.1 Million

Ruby Tuesday Restaurant in Times Square Sued by Bartender for Wage Theft

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Ruby Tuesday’s Times Square location was sued for wage theft by a former bartender, Amanda Zarfos, who alleges that the restaurant failed to pay tipped employees for all hours worked and violated the so called 80/20 rule. The lawsuit, filed in New York federal court, claims that during her employment at Ruby Tuesdays, servers and … Continue reading Ruby Tuesday Restaurant in Times Square Sued by Bartender for Wage Theft

Iowa Restaurants Sued for Tip Credit Wage Violations

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Servers at two Des Moines, Iowa restaurants, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse and Centro Restaurant, have filed lawsuits against the restaurants alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Iowa wage laws. In the collective action and class action lawsuits, filed in Iowa Federal Court, the servers assert that they were illegally paid a tipped … Continue reading Iowa Restaurants Sued for Tip Credit Wage Violations

Uno Pizzeria Charged with Time-Shaving Scheme and Wage Theft

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A Queens’ Uno Pizzeria & Grill has been accused of wage theft by its waitstaff in a case filed in New York federal court. The lawsuit accuses the restaurant of violating the minimum wage requirement, overtime requirement, tip-credit notice requirement, and the 80/20 rule of the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law. … Continue reading Uno Pizzeria Charged with Time-Shaving Scheme and Wage Theft

Chef Daniel Boulud’s Restaurants Accused of Violating Waiters’ Rights

Renowned Chef Daniel Boulud, whose restaurants have been recognized as the best in New York, has been sued by a former employee for allegedly violating New York and federal wage and overtime laws regarding busboys’ and waiters’ rights to retain all tips received by customers. According to the Complaint filed in New York federal court … Continue reading Chef Daniel Boulud’s Restaurants Accused of Violating Waiters’ Rights

National Waiter and Waitress Day

May 21, 2011 is National Waiter and Waitress Day, but it’s safe to say that many of the 38,000 restaurants in New York are in no mood to celebrate.  In the past few years, New York restaurants have been besieged by lawsuits from their waiters, waitresses and bartenders, who claim they have not been paid … Continue reading National Waiter and Waitress Day

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