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Former Chili’s employee sues over wages
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 23 2011

A California resident has filed a putative class action against Brinker International, Inc., alleging that when she worked for one of its Chili’s Grill & Bar Restaurants she was not paid minimum wage, because the company “fraudulently and maliciously caused Plaintiff and Class members to make up the restaurants’ cash shortages.”


Court grants conditional class certification in T.G.I. Friday’s wage action
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2015

A New York federal court has granted conditional class certification to plaintiffs employed by T.G.I. Friday's who allege underpayment for side work


Batali and Bastianich settle wage claims for $5.25 million
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2012

Restaurateurs Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich have apparently agreed to settle for $5.25 million wage-related claims in a class action filed by waitstaff at their New York City restaurants including Babbo, Bar Jamon, Casa Mono, Del Posto, Esca, Lupa, Otto, and Tarry Lodge


Celebrity chef settles restaurant employee wage claims for $1.15 million
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2012

A federal court in New York has dismissed with prejudice claims that Mario Batali’s Del Posto restaurant allegedly retained portions of workers’ tips in violation of federal and state labor laws after approving an agreement requiring the defendants to pay $1.15 million into a settlement fund and provide workers with training and paid vacation time and sick leave


Fast food workers vote against unionizing
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2010

Employees at 10 Minneapolis-based Jimmy John's sandwich shops have reportedly voted against joining the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), which has since alleged that the close election "was marred by misconduct."


California appellate court refuses to certify Chipotle employee class action
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 5 2010

A California court of appeals has denied the request of a former Chipotle employee to certify a class of current and former non-managerial employees alleging that the company violated labor laws by denying them meal and rest breaks


California Olive Garden workers bring wage-related claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2012

Two California men who allegedly worked as cooks at a Riverside County Olive Garden have filed a putative class action as private attorneys general under the California Labor Code, claiming that they performed off-the-clock work, were not provided meal or rest breaks as required by law or paid overtime, and had the cost of shoes deducted from their paychecks


Waiter claims upscale eatery forced tip sharing
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2014

According to a news source, a Smith & Wollensky waiter has filed a putative class-action lawsuit in a Nevada state court alleging that he was forced


Trade groups challenge DOL’s new tip pool rule for restaurant employees
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2012

Restaurant trade organizations, an Oregon restaurant and one of its employees, a server, have filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), alleging that its interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, forbidding restaurants from distributing a share of tips to non-tipped employees, regardless of whether the restaurants use the tips as a credit toward paying their employees minimum wage, conflicts with a Ninth Circuit decision and will force the restaurants to incur significant costs or subject them to litigation


Restaurant workers sue Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2010

Renowned restaurateurs Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich have reportedly been sued by workers in their East and West Coast restaurants