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Employees seek approval of wage dispute settlement with Benihana
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2014

A putative class of workers employed by Benihana Inc. in its New York City based Haru Restaurants has filed an unopposed motion for preliminary


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


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."


Starbucks’ tip-distribution policy upheld in New York
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2013

Answering two of the questions certified to it by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, New York's high court has determined that Starbucks Corp. can


Former employees sue Beverly Hills restaurant over wages
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2013

According to a news source, upscale Rodeo Drive sushi restaurant Urasawa has been sued by former employees who claim they were forbidden from taking


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


EEOC charges Burger King with religious discrimination
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 24 2012

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a Title VII civil rights action against a Burger King restaurant claiming that it failed to accommodate the religious beliefs of a Pentecostal Christian woman who sought to wear skirts or dresses to work instead of uniform pants


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


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