Happy National Waiters and Waitresses Day!

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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 waiterpay.com founder Louis Pechman, featured on the Huffington Post. Share

Seasons 52 Restaurants Hit With Age Discrimination Lawsuit

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Seasons 52, a national restaurant chain and one of the Darden restaurant brands, engaged in a nationwide pattern or practice of age discrimination in hiring hourly employees, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed in … Continued

Five Tips To Avoid Restaurant Pay Lawsuits

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In handling over 100 restaurant pay lawsuits, I have seen common themes play out, whether that restaurant is a mom and pop take out place or a high end fine dining establishment. From the perspective of someone who has collected … Continued

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, … Continued

Burger King Sex Harassment Lawsuit Settles for $2.5 Million

The world’s largest Burger King franchisee, Carols Corporation, will pay $2.5 million and take significant remedial steps to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit alleged discrimination against 89 … Continued

Panda Express Restaurant Sued for Rampant Sexual Harassment

A Panda Express restaurant, part of the giant Chinese fast-food chain, subjected a class of female employees, including teenagers, to sexual harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged in a lawsuit filed in Hawaii on September 26, 2012. According to … Continued

Bayou City Wings Sued for Pregnancy Discrimination

Bayou City Wings, a Baytown, Texas-based restaurant chain, violated federal law when its managers laid off pregnant employees under a discriminatory policy, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged in a lawsuit it filed on September 26, 2012. According to … Continued

Panera Bread Race Discrimination Case Set For Settlement

A race discrimination lawsuit against a Panera Bread restaurant franchise in Pennsylvania will be settled, according to a Class Action Settlement Agreement filed in U.S. District Court on July 27, 2012. The original complaint filed by Guy M. Vines, alleged … Continued

EEOC Sues Sparx Restaurant for Race Discrimination and Retaliation

A race discrimination lawsuit filed against Sparx, a Menomonie, Wisconsin restaurant, accuses restaurant managers of posting racist imagery and then firing an African-American employee after he complained. According to a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), Dion Miller arrived … Continued