Sous Chefs Suing for Overtime at P.F. Chang’s

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Sous chefs at P.F. Chang’s have filed a nationwide lawsuit for overtime pay violations. P.F. Chang’s, the upscale Chinese restaurant chain with over 200 locations across the United States, has been hit with a nationwide class action filed in Connecticut … Continued

Per Se to Pay $500,000 for Stealing Waiters’ Tips

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Per Se, one of New York’s best and most expensive restaurants, settled a wage violation case with Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for $500,000. A Department of Labor investigation revealed that Per Se was keeping the 20% service charge it charged … Continued

College Town Restaurants Fork Over $150K in Back Wages


More than 100 restaurant workers in the Ann Arbor, home of the University of Michigan, area will receive back wages of more than $145,600 as a result of the Department of Labor, the initiative seeking to find and remedy violations … Continued

Carmine’s Restaurant Sued For Off-The-Clock Pay Violations


Class action wage theft lawsuits have been filed against Carmine’s, a popular Italian restaurant, with locations in Times Square and on the Westside of Manhattan. The lawsuits, filed in New York federal court, allege that servers at Carmine’s have been … Continued

Happy National Waiters and Waitresses Day!


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 founder Louis Pechman, featured on the Huffington Post. Share

Blockhead’s Burritos Hit with Tip Credit Lawsuit


A delivery worker at Blockhead’s Burritos in Manhattan has filed a class action lawsuit claiming that the chain of Mexican Restaurants failed to pay its workers full minimum wage and improperly took a tip credit. The lawsuit, filed in New … Continued

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Served with Class Action Wage Lawsuit


Dinosaur Bar-B-Que restaurants have been hit with a wage theft lawsuit by their waiters, bartenders, bussers, and runners. The workers claim, in a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court, that the popular BBQ joint has shorted them out of overtime … Continued