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Manhattan Korean Restaurants Sued for Wage Violations

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Former servers at Jongro BBQ in NYC have sued in federal court, claiming that the restaurants for several wage theft violations.

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NYC Hospitality Alliance Comments on Proposals to Eliminate the Tip Credit 

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The NYC Hospitality Alliance has presented a report highlighting why New York State lawmakers should protect and preserve the Hospitality Industry Tip Credit.

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The Controversy over Tip Pools

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Tip pools have proved a controversial topic, especially “nontraditional” tip pools which include non-tipped occupations such as kitchen staff.

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Servers Cannot Be Required to Pay for Dine and Dash Customers

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Dine and Dash (or Dine and Ditch) can lead to unlawful wage theft in restaurants or bars.

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Stoneacre Group Ordered to Pay $554k in Back Wages, Liquidated Damages to 125 Restaurant Workers

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Stoneacre Group has allegedly failed to pay its employees overtime and minimum wage, misclassified workers, and illegally included managers in tip pools.

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Department of Labor Recovers $200,000 in Wage Theft Damages for Freeport Pizzeria Workers

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The United States Department of Labor has recovered nearly $200,000 in unpaid wages and damages for dozens of employees of a Freeport Pizzeria.

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Chipotle Restaurant Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $400,000

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A Chipotle Restaurant has agreed to pay $400,000 to three former crew members for sexual harassment claims brought against one of its Washington restaurants.

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Connecticut Court Orders $1.3 Million Judgment in Chip's Restaurants Tip Theft Case

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A Connecticut Court issued a $1.3 million judgment last week against Chip's Family Restaurant chain for violating tip and minimum wage law.

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Restaurant Servers in New York City Can Now Sue for Weight and Height Discrimination

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Restaurants must now consider current and future employment practices in the context of height or weight discrimination.

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