“Top Chef” Judge Tom Colicchio Sued for Wage Payment Violations


Tom Colicchio’s ‘Wichcraft sandwich restaurants have been hit with a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, claiming that the restaurants failed to pay minimum wage and overtime pay, and misappropriated workers’ tips. Attorneys representing a group of baristas, bartenders, porters, delivery … Continued

Wolfgang Puck Settles Wage Theft Claim For $1.7 Million

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Wolfgang Puck has agreed to pay $1.7 million to some 900 former and current restaurant employees to settle an unpaid overtime lawsuit against Spago Beverly Hills, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill in Los Angeles, and Chinois in Santa Monica, California. … Continued

Hooters Workers Sue for Wage Theft


Waitresses and bartenders at a Hooters Restaurant in Alabama filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that Hooters violated the minimum wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when it paid employees a reduced tipped minimum wage of … Continued

New York State Minimum Wage Rises to $8.75

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Effective December 31, 2014, the New York State minimum wage rose to $8.75 per hour and the overtime rate for workers making the minimum wage rose to $13.13 per hour. This increase is the second in a series of three … Continued

McDonald’s Settles Time Shaving Lawsuit

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A class action wage theft lawsuit brought by approximately 2,300 employees of various McDonald’s Restaurants owned by Crawford Restaurant Group in upstate New York. The wage theft lawsuit, which was filed by the restaurant workers in 2013, alleged that McDonald’s … Continued

Banquet Hall Employees Sue the DoubleTree Hotel


Banquet hall servers at the DoubleTree Hotel in Westchester, New York are suing for the hotel’s failure to pay minimum wages, overtime wages, spread-of-hours pay, unlawful deductions, and improper distribution of gratuities. According to the collective action lawsuit filed in … Continued

Pinkberry Workers Makes Claim for Wage Theft

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Workers and managers at a Pinkberry on Chapel Street in New Haven, Connecticut claim that the now closed frozen yogurt shop failed to pay them wages for their hours worked.  Several employees claim that their employer did not pay them … Continued

NELA/NY Conference on Hospitality Industry Wage Issues

Tip misappropriation, minimum wage and other Hospitality wage issues will be addressed at a NELA/NY conference on October 10. Louis Pechman, founder of waiterpay.com will moderate the session, which will be held at the Yale Club, at 50 Vanderbilt Ave, … Continued

Fig & Olive Restaurants Sued for Pay Violations

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Fig & Olive restaurants have been sued by a former worker for failure to pay its waitstaff federal and state minimum wage for all hours worked, for instituting a tip scheme which was not determined nor agreed upon by the … Continued