Waiters worked only for tips at Taverna Kyclades, according to a lawsuit filed in New York federal court. The wage theft lawsuit filed against the restaurant, often recommended as one of the best Greek restaurants in New York, seeks to recover minimum wages,overtime
compensation, and spread-of-hours pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law. The former servers claim that the restaurant failed to pay any wages to employees—they only received tips from customers and were never paid an hourly rate. Additionally, the employees worked double shifts, expanding more than 10 hours a day, without receiving spread-of- hours compensation, required by New York wage laws.