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Houlihan's Restaurants Will Pay $5M To Settle Wage Theft Claims

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A Houlihan’s restaurant operator, A.C.E. Restaurant Group Inc., will pay $5 million to settle a USDOL lawsuit, claiming minimum wage and overtime violations.

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Mastro's Restaurant Accused of Stealing from Tip Pool

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Tipped employees at Mastro’s Steakhouse in Chicago sued, claiming that it illegally retained a portion of their tips, and failed to pay them minimum wage.

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Department of Labor Rescinds Tip Pooling Rule

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The U.S. Department of Labor announced that it will revoke a regulation prohibiting restaurants from tip pooling with back-of-the-house workers.

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DOLs Tip Pool Rule Poses Tough Decision For Restaurants

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Tip pooling was the topic of a recent Law 360 article that discussed the legal challenges the U.S. Department of Labor's tip pooling rule could face.

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Houlihan’s in New Jersey Sued By Servers For Improper Tip Pooling

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For three years, Houlihan’s arranging forced tip-pooling, and failed to pay their employees the minimum wage. Find out more information on this story here.

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No-tip Restaurants Are Gaining Traction

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No-tipping policies at restaurants is a growing experiment across the country. Find more detailed information about no-tip restaurants here.

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Kentucky Restaurant Eliminates Tipping

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A Kentucky restaurant has taken an unconventional approach to paying its waitstaff with abolishing tipping. Find information about this story here.

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Rainforest Café’s Tip Out Policy Challenged in Lawsuit

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Servers at the Rainforest Café have filed a lawsuit alleging that its tip out policy unlawfully requires its waitstaff to share tips. More information here.

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Peter Luger Steak House Sued for Overtime and Illegal Tip Pooling

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Peter Luger Steakhouse has been sued by four former waiters for minimum wage, overtime and tip shaving violations. Find more information on this story here.

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$14 Million Tip Pooling Judgment Against Starbucks Is Upheld

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A fourteen million dollar judgment against Starbucks for operating an illegal tip pool at its Massachusetts locations was recently upheld. Find more here.

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