Tip Theft

May 9, 2018
Illegal Tip Pooling New York

When Is Tip Pooling In New York Considered Illegal?

"Tip pooling" is when food service workers who directly receive tips (such as waiters, waitresses) share their tips with service employees who are not directly tipped (such as food runners, bussers). But tip pooling can be illegal. Is your employer engaging in unlawful tip pooling? Here's how to know.
September 28, 2017

LI Diner to Pay $82k In Unpaid Wages

Princess Diner Owes Workers $82,000 in Unpaid Wages Another day, another restaurant refusing to provide minimum wages and overtime to hard working New Yorkers. In a September 2017 press release, New York Attorney General (AG) Eric T. Schneiderman (Schneiderman) announced that the owner and manager of Southampton’s Princess Diner have been arrested and indicted for numerous wage and hour violations. Charges against the diner, located at 32 Montauk Highway on Long Island, resulted from an […]
August 27, 2017

Your Right to Your Tips

Are You Getting All Your Tips? At Leeds Brown Law, P.C. our attorneys know that working as a food service worker is difficult. Every shift you depend on your customers to come through with good tips and generously supplement your meager cash wages. If you are earning at least $30.00 per month in gratuities, you are considered a tipped employee. You are not alone. New York City, Long Island and the surrounding metropolitan area are […]
June 19, 2017

Waiters File Lawsuit Against Gallagher’s Steakhouse for Unpaid Wages

Food Service Workers Sue New York City Restaurant for Wage Violations According to Law 360, an “iconic Manhattan steakhouse” is one of the latest to get “slapped in New York federal court with a proposed wage and overtime class action.” In April 2017, Christian Beauchamp, a former server at Gallagher’s Steakhouse sued the restaurant, its parent company, and the owner Dean Poll. The suit raises allegations that the defendants violated the Fair Labor Standards Act […]
May 31, 2017

Bagatelle Employees to Share Million Dollar Settlement

Wage Theft Victims Will Share $1.1 Million if Court Approves Settlement It seems like every day another well-known restaurant in New York City finds itself facing allegations of wage theft. Bagatelle is one of them. In May 2016 former and current employees sued the fancy French bistro in the meatpacking district. In the complaint, workers accused the owners of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New York Labor Law. Allegations included misuse of […]