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Posts Tagged ‘Restaurant’

TGI Friday’s Hit With Lawsuit For Tip Theft, Minimum Wage, and Other Labor Law Violations

TGI Friday’s was hit with a lawsuit by its servers for violations of state and federal wage payment laws.  According to the lawyers for the workers, which include current and former servers, bussers, runners, bartenders, barbacks, hosts, and other tipped workers, the restaurant chain ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.  ...

Beverly Hills Restaurant Sued for Wage Pay Violations

The New York Times has reported that Urasawa, one of the country’s best sushi restaurants, has been sued by its back of the house employees for wage and overtime violations. The New York Times article reports that, according to a California Labor Department ...

Monkey Bar Sued for Race Discrimination and Wage Payment Violations

Monkey Bar, a popular New York City restaurant owned by Graydon Carter (best known as the Publisher of Vanity Fair), has been hit by a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court for race discrimination and violation of wage payment laws. Attorneys for Samuel Prabir, ...

Restaurants Are Hiring More Part-Time Workers

There is a hiring boom of part-time workers in the restaurant industry as a result of a new federal law requiring certain employers to provide health insurance to its workers, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. A recent report conducted by the United States Department of Labor, leisure and ...

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 ...

Baltimore Italian Restaurants Sued For Sex Harassment by EEOC

Italian restaurants Basta Pasta in Maryland have been sued for sexual harassment and retaliation.  According to the federal court lawsuit filed the by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the Maryland restaurants, the owner repeatedly harassed his female workers, some of whom ...

Five Guys Assistant Managers File Overtime Class Action

Assistant Managers at Five Guys have filed a class action alleging that the burger restaurants’ California locations have failed to pay them overtime. The class action lawsuit was filed in California state court. The lawsuit alleges that the restaurants improperly classified them as ...

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 ...

Department of Labor Cracks Down on Long Island Restaurants

The United States Department of Labor is targeting Long Island restaurants, charging close to 100 restaurants on Long Island with minimum wage and overtime violations in the last year, according to a Newsday article dated February 24.  Chateau ...

Chickie’s & Pete’s Restaurant Lawsuit Expands to All Pennsylvania/New Jersey Locations

The minimum wage and overtime lawsuit against Chickie’s & Pete’s has been expanded to include all of its restaurant locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The filing of the Amended Complaint was reported in CBS Philadelphia and Metro ...