Unpaid Tips

June 26, 2018
New York Wage and Hour Attorney

Checking Your Check: Why Keeping Track of Your Pay Stubs and Hours Worked Is Important

How do you know if your employer is committing wage theft? What if they're withholding earned tips from you. Learn how to recognize the signs and protect your employee rights.
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.
February 28, 2018
Centerplate Wage And Hour Lawsuit

MAOR v VOLUME SERVICE AMERICA, INC.

Judge Melissa A. Crane, J.S.C., of New York Supreme Court, New York County, authorized distribution of notice to catered event workers, who worked for Volume Services America, Centerplate, or Javits catered events dating from August 2008 to the present.
February 22, 2018

Sexual Harassment & Wages In Restaurants | Amy Poehler

Sexual Harassment & the Need for Higher Wages in Restaurants Addressed by Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation Star...
March 20, 2017

Employees Seeking Unpaid Wages Filed a Class Action Lawsuit Against Babu Ji

New York City Restaurant Faces Allegations in Class Action Lawsuit Babu Ji, a well-known New York City eatery, is facing its second class action lawsuit alleging wage violations by the owners of the restaurant. The complaint filed in the Southern District of New York in September 2016 claims that Jennifer and Jessi Singh failed to pay minimum wages, stole tips from employees, violated rules about tip-credits, and did not provide proper wage notices to workers. […]
March 18, 2017

National Restaurant Association (NRA)Challenges Tip Rules

National Restaurant Association Asks Court to Review Rules About Pooling Tips In 2011, the US Department of Labor (DOL) amended the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to explicitly prohibit the practice of permitting front-of-house workers to share gratuities with back-of-house employees. According to Eater, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) has asked the US Supreme Court to hear a case to decide “if employee tips may be collected by the employer and redistributed among tipped and/or […]
February 24, 2017

Understanding the Rights of Employees Who Receive Tips in NYC

Tips about Tips for Employees in New York City Employment law attorneys, representing workers in New York, like those at Leeds Brown Law, P.C., know it is not easy to earn a living wage in New York City. For this reason, it is imperative that you hold on to everything the law entitles you. Tip theft is a real problem across the country but especially in our area, given that there must be thousands of […]