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 to share tips with assistant and general managers and even had to pay them hundreds of dollars for preferential customers, tables, shifts, or time off. Waiter Mario Viggiani has reportedly estimated that on an average night, he paid managers $65, but on busy nights he paid them “upwards of $200.” The complaint cites a Nevada law that makes it unlawful for employers “to require an employee to rebate, refund or return any part of the wage, salary or compensation earned and paid,” as well as a law making it unlawful “for any person to take all or part of any tips or gratuities bestowed upon the employees of that person.” The upscale steakhouse chain apparently has eight other facilities in the United States, and Viggiani alleges that he knows of similar requirements imposed on waiters in the eatery’s Miami location. See Las Vegas Review-Journal, September 25, 2014.