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

Cracker Barrel Associate Managers Sue for Overtime Pay

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Associate Managers of Cracker Barrel restaurants have been misclassified as “exempt” employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), according to an overtime lawsuit filed on August 7 in Florida federal court. The lawsuit claims that Associate Managers at Cracker … Continued

Managers of Papa Gino’s Sue For Overtime Pay Violations


Managers of Papa Gino’s, an Italian restaurant chain found throughout Massachusetts and New England, have sued for overtime and breach of contract.  The named plaintiffs of the class action lawsuit, filed in the District Court of Massachusetts, held the titles … Continued

Debate Over the Tipped Minimum Wage

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The recent debate about whether to raise the federal minimum wage has overshadowed the debate about whether the tipped minimum wage also should be increased, according to a recent story on NPR. Since 1991, the federal tipped minimum wage for … Continued

Boulud Restaurants Sued for Wage Pay Violations


Tipped employees working in the Boulud Restaurants owned by renowned chef, Daniel Boulud, have filed a class action lawsuit claiming minimum wage, overtime compensation, and spread-of-house violations under the New York Labor Law (NYLL).  The Complaint, which was filed in … Continued

Kentucky Restaurant Eliminates Tipping


A Kentucky restaurant has taken an unconventional approach to paying its waitstaff – abolishing tipping. According to a story published on, since its inception Packhouse Meats, a restaurant in Newport, Kentucky, has prohibited its customers from tipping its servers … Continued

Sushi Yasuda to Pay $2.4 Million to Settle Wage Claims


Sushi Yasuda, widely recognized as one of the best Japanese restaurants in New York, has settled a lawsuit for $2.4 million dollars according to a proposed settlement agreement filed in New York federal court. The restaurant’s front of the house … Continued

Waiterpay Founder Featured on Brooklyn TV

Louis Pechman, the founder of Waiterpay, was a featured guest on BK Live’s June 2, 2014 segment on Tipped Wages.  The segment focused on pay issues in New York City restaurants, including concerns about the increase in lawsuits for illegal pay … Continued

Panera Bread Sued for Overtime Violations


A Florida franchisee of Panera Bread was hit with a lawsuit in federal court for overtime violations. The Complaint, which was filed in Florida federal court by a former baker on behalf of himself and other hourly employees, alleges that employees … Continued