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Wage and Hour

Cooks and Dishwashers at Planet Wings Sue For Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay

Cooks and dishwashers have sued Planet Wings restaurants located in New York for minimum wage, overtime, and spread of hours violations.  According to the Complaint filed by attorneys for the workers in New York federal court, the popular wings restaurant paid its ...

Fresh Direct Delivery Workers Sue for Unpaid Wages, Overtime, and Gratuities

Delivery workers for Fresh Direct, an online food and grocery retailer, have sued for unpaid wages and violations of the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and New York Labor Law.  According to the Complaint filed in Manhattan federal court ...

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 ...

Cook Sues Brother Jimmy’s Barbeque Restaurant for Overtime Pay

A cook who worked at various locations of Brother Jimmy’s barbeque restaurants in New York, has sued the restaurants for unpaid overtime and spread of hours pay. The collective action lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court claims that cooks at Brother Jimmy’s restaurants in ...

McDonald’s Restaurants Sued for Wage Theft

McDonald’s was hit with seven lawsuits by workers in California, Michigan, and New York, who claimed that the company and some franchise owners failed to pay the employees for all hours worked, failed to pay them overtime, shaved their hours from their time ...

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.

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 ...

Minimum Wage For Restaurant Workers In New York Set to Increase On December 31, 2013

Some restaurant workers in New York will receive an increase in minimum wage and overtime pay on December 31, 2013. The minimum wage for cooks, dishwashers and other non-tipped employees will increase from $7.25 to $8.00 an hour.  The overtime rate for employees making the minimum wage is calculated at 1 ½ times the minimum ...

Long Island Sushi Restaurants Settle With DOL for $288,000

Two Xaga Sushi restaurants located in Merrick and Hewlett, Long Island will pay $261,887 in back wages and liquidated damages to 70 low-wage workers as part of a consent judgment obtained in federal court by the U.S. Department of Labor, ...

Ruby Tuesday Restaurants Will Pay $575,000 to Resolve EEOC Age Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit

Ruby Tuesday Restaurants will pay $575, to settle an age discrimination class action lawsuit filed by the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC alleged that Ruby Tuesday engaged in a pattern or practice of age discrimination against job applicants who were 40 years ...

Assistant Managers At Friendly’s Restaurants Sue For Overtime

Assistant Managers at Friendly’s restaurants in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have sued for overtime. The class action lawsuit, filed in the Eastern District of New York, claims that the primary duty of the assistant managers, and management trainees, is to perform ...

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 ...

Capital Grille Waiters and Bartenders to Get Notice of Nationwide Wage Lawsuit

Servers and bartenders at The Capital Grille will get notice of a pending minimum wage and overtime lawsuit, according to a September 20 decision by a New York federal court.  Notice of the lawsuit will be sent to all tipped employees who ...

Bahama Breeze Restaurants Accused Of Requiring Servers To Work “Off The Clock”

Servers and bartenders were unlawfully required to work “off the clock” according to a lawsuit filed on September 9 in a Florida federal court against Bahama Breeze restaurants. Lawyers for the workers claim that waiters, waitresses, and bartenders at the Bahama Breeze restaurants were ...

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 ...

Store Managers at Dunkin Donuts Will Receive $200,000 in Back Wages in Department of Labor Settlement

The operator of 55 Dunkin Donuts franchise locations throughout New Jersey and Staten Island, N.Y., has agreed to pay $197,787 in back wages owed 64 employees after an investigation conducted by the U.S. Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division found minimum wage and overtime ...

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.  ...