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President Trump Proposes Making Tip Pooling Legal Again – What That Means for Restaurant Workers

The pay-disparity between tipped and non-tipped employees is one of the more contentious issues facing restaurants today. On December 4, 2017, the Department of Labor proposed new regulations that are intended to reduce this pay-gap. But critics fear… Read More
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Legal Tips for Tipped Employees

Under a federal statute known as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Under certain circumstances, the FLSA allows an employer to take a “tip credit” of up to $5.12 an hour for a “tipped employee.” I… Read More
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ABC Debacle: Labor Law And Amy’s Baking Company

An especially popular episode of the Fox show “Kitchen Nightmares” aired back in May and horrified viewers across the country. The problem was not cleanliness, no; the restaurant was actually sparkling clean. The trouble that stunned viewers was… Read More
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New York Court Rules Some Starbucks Supervisors Eligible For Tip-Pooling

A recent opinion by the New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state, said that Starbucks baristas are now obligated to share their tips with shift supervisors. The fight over tip pooling will be a boon to supervisors, but the assistant… Read More
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Recent Applebee’s Tip Credit Claim Decision Announced

An important wage-and-hour decision was handed down this week in Indiana when a judge rejected a motion for class certification in a tip credit case filed against the Applebee’s restaurant chain. The suit, brought by Jessica Roberts, was filed agai… Read More
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“Tip Pooling” Leads To Lawsuit Against Famous Steak House

Four former waiters with the famous Peter Luger Steak House in Great Neck, New York are suing the company, claiming the restaurant failed to pay them overtime and minimum wage for work done as far back as 2007. The lawsuit, which was filed last week… Read More
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Famous Chef, Mario Batali, Settles Tip Case for $5.25M

In New York, it is reported that celebrity chef Mario Batali has settled a wage-and-tip class action law suit, believed to be the largest-ever in a New York wage-and-tip suit, by agreeing to pay $5.25 million on behalf of approximately 1,100 curren… Read More
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