WARN Act

Happy National Waiters and Waitresses Day!

old school waiter photo

Today is National Waiters and Waitresses Day. To commemorate, check out this blog about the top ten wage violations in the restaurant industry written by waiterpay.com founder Louis Pechman, featured on the Huffington Post.

Program on “How to Handle a Wage and Hour Case” at NYCLA

A program on “How to Handle a Wage and Hour Case” will be held at the New York County Lawyers’ Association on January 31, 2013. Faculty for the program are Terri Gerstein, the Labor Bureau Chief, New York State Attorney General’s Office; Justin Swartz, attorney with Outten & Golden LLP; and Noel Tripp, attorney with Jackson Lewis LLP.

Louis Pechman, founder of waiterpay.com, will moderate the program. For more information on the program, visit NYCLA’s site.

Mars 2112 Restaurant Sued Under New York Plant Closing Law

mars restaurant interior

The abrupt closing of Mars 2112, a Times Square vicinity space-themed restaurant popular with tourists, has resulted in a plant closing lawsuit.

Under the New York State Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN”), employers may be required to provide employees with 90 days’ advance written notice of their termination when there is a business closing.  The Complaint filed by attorneys for workers at the restaurant alleges that this notice was not provided.  The lawsuit also alleges that workers employed by the restaurant were not paid the proper minimum wage and overtime required by the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law.

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