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Oheka Castle Hit with Wage Theft Lawsuit

Oheka Castle, a catering facility for weddings and lavish events in Huntington, Long Island, has been hit with a wage theft class action by a former server and bartender. According to the federal court Complaint filed by the attorneys for the workers, the catering ...

TGI Friday’s Settles Waiter Lawsuit for $2.8 Million Dollars

A $2.856 million dollar settlement between ten TGI Friday’s restaurants in New York owned by the Riese Organization, and its waitstaff, has been approved by a New York federal court judge. The class action lawsuit, which was filed by the workers in 2012, alleged that ...

Philadelphia Newspapers Give Shout Out to Waiterpay.com

The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News have recognized waiterpay.com in their recent coverage on the record $8.5 million settlement with Chickie’s & Pete’s restaurants.

Le Pan Quotidien Sued For Minimum Wage and Overtime Violations

Servers at Le Pain Quotidien restaurants in New York City, claim they have been unlawfully denied minimum wage and overtime pay, according to a class action lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court. The lawsuit alleges that the restaurants paid its waiters and waitresses ...

Chickie’s & Pete’s Tip Lawsuits Settle for $8.5 Million

Chickie’s & Pete’s, widely recognized as the best sports bar in America, has reached a proposed settlement regarding the company’s pay practices for its tipped employees. The restaurants will pay approximately $6.6 million to more than 1,100 employees who worked at 12 ...

Domino’s Delivery Workers Receive $1.3 Million Settlement for Wage Theft Violations

Delivery workers who were cheated out of their minimum wage and overtime pay by a Domino’s pizza shop in Manhattan will share in a $1.28 million settlement.  Sixty-one workers will receive back pay and damages, each receiving awards between $400 and $61,300 depending ...

Waiters Get Prime Cut of $446,000 Wage Settlement From Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, rated as one of the best steakhouses in New York City, will pay its current and former waitstaff $446,500 to resolve claims that the restaurant committed wage violations and engaged in improper pay practices. United States District Court Judge Analisa Torres issued a ...

Class Action Certification Granted In Wage Theft Case Against Megu Restaurant

A class action lawsuit against Megu Restaurant alleging minimum wage, overtime, and service charge violations has been certified as a class action by a New York federal court. In a Decision by District Court Judge Analisa Torres, conditional collective and class certification was granted ...

Chop’t Restaurants Agree to Pay Delivery Workers $800,000 for Minimum Wage, Overtime, and Tip Credit Violations

Delivery Workers at nine New York City locations of Chop’t Creative Salad restaurants will receive $800,000. The workers alleged tip credit, minimum wage, overtime, and other federal and New York Labor Law wage violations. The Complaint against the Chop’t restaurants alleged that the ...

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

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 ...

Bartenders Entitled To Recover Gratuities Used By Bar To Pay For Customer Walkouts

Bartenders and servers, who were forced to pay the tabs of deadbeat customers out of their own tips, can get their money back according to a decision by the Supreme Court of Minnesota. Drink and Spin nightclubs, in Minneapolis, Minnesota required bartenders and servers to pay for cash register shortages, the bills of customers ...

Restaurant Worker Rights Group Is Accused of Misconduct

Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC), a restaurant worker rights advocacy group has been accused of misconduct.  In an opinion piece published in the New York Post, Mike Paranzing accused the ROC of being a labor union front that doesn't practice what it preaches.  ...

The FLSA at 75

The Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), which was signed into law by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on June 25, 1938 outlawed "oppressive child labor," imposed a federal minimum wage of 25 cents per hour, and required overtime for hours worked over ...

Rainforest Café’s Tip Out Policy Challenged in Lawsuit

Servers at the Rainforest Café have filed a lawsuit against the restaurant alleging that its tip out policy unlawfully requires its waitstaff to share tips with non-service employees. The lawsuit, which was filed in Massachusetts Superior Court by two waitresses, alleges that the ...

Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay Sued for Minimum Wage, Overtime, and Other Worker Rights Violations

Former employees of Fat Cow, Gordon Ramsay’s Los Angeles restaurant, claim that the restaurant did not pay them minimum wage for all hours worked, failed to pay them overtime for hours worked over forty, and made the hostesses, servers, and baristas work through ...

Explosion in Overtime Lawsuits Reported by CNBC

Overtime lawsuits have hit a record level according to an article by CNBC.  Attorney Louis Pechman, founder of waiterpay.com, was quoted in the article, noting that “workers are becoming more aware of their rights” and that there is still “incredible non-compliance with ...

This National Waiters and Waitresses Day Know Your Rights!

Today is National Waiters and Waitresses Day. Check out our blog featured in the Huffington Post!

Servers and Bartenders Sue The Park Restaurant For Overtime and Tip Theft

Three longtime servers and bartenders are suing the Park restaurant, a Chelsea hotspot, for paying them incorrectly.  The suit was filed this week as a class action. The workers allege that the Park did not pay them proper overtime, misappropriated their tips and ...

Restaurant Delivery Workers at Chop’t Restaurants Sue For Labor Violations

Delivery workers at Chop’t restaurants claim that their rights have been violated by the popular chopped salad restaurant which has ten locations in New York City. According to the lawsuit filed by the delivery workers, the Chop’t restaurants failed to pay the delivery workers minimum ...

Philippe Restaurants Hit With Overtime and Tip Skimming Class Action

Philippe restaurants on Long Island and Manhattan have been hit with a class action lawsuit by servers and bartenders who complain that they have been denied minimum wage and overtime pay and that the restaurants improperly took a tip credit under the ...