Happy National Waiters and Waitresses Day!


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

Blockhead’s Burritos Hit with Tip Credit Lawsuit


A delivery worker at Blockhead’s Burritos in Manhattan has filed a class action lawsuit claiming that the chain of Mexican Restaurants failed to pay its workers full minimum wage and improperly took a tip credit. The lawsuit, filed in New … Continued

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Served with Class Action Wage Lawsuit


Dinosaur Bar-B-Que restaurants have been hit with a wage theft lawsuit by their waiters, bartenders, bussers, and runners. The workers claim, in a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court, that the popular BBQ joint has shorted them out of overtime … Continued

Hustler Club Strippers Sue for Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay

Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club in New York has been sued for minimum wage and overtime violations by its dancers, who claim they were misclassified as independent contractors. The complaint alleges that Hustler Club collects unlawful “rental fees” from dancers for … Continued

Connecticut Restaurants Sued for Unpaid Overtime and Wage Theft

Kitchen employees and servers filed a lawsuit against Doppio Restaurant in Greenwich, Connecticut, and Barrique Restaurant in Stamford, Connecticut, for unpaid wages and illegal pay practices. The restaurant workers allege that the restaurants did not pay them minimum wage, overtime … Continued

Celebrity Chef Todd English Sued For Time-Shaving


A lawsuit claiming that restaurant employees were forced to comply with time-shaving practices that shorted them of their full earned wages and overtime compensation has been filed against celebrity chef Todd English and his Union Square restaurant, Olive’s New York. … Continued

Cooks at Nevada Sports Bar Sue for Overtime Compensation


Cooks at Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill are suing the popular Nevada sports bar for overtime violations. According to the lawsuit filed in Nevada federal court, the bar misclassified its cooks as “exempt” under the Fair Labor Standards Act in … Continued

“Real Housewife” Sued for Wage Theft at Her Restaurant


“Real Housewives of New Jersey” reality television celebrity, Teresa Aprea, has been sued for stealing wages and tips at her Little Italy restaurant, Angelo’s of Mulberry Street. Attorneys for waiters, bartenders, cooks, chefs, bakers, and other employees at the restaurant … Continued

Five Tips To Avoid Restaurant Pay Lawsuits


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