FLSA Lawsuit Filed Against Steak ‘n Shake

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Steak ‘n Shake,  a casual chain restaurant with over 500 locations in 29 states, has been hit with a collective action FLSA lawsuit on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP is representing the class that includes servers, bussers and runners who work or have worked for Steak ‘n Shake Operations, Inc. in the United States.  This lawsuit is filed on behalf of all servers, bussers, and runners who work or have worked at Steak ‘n Shake restaurants owned ...

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Notice Sent out Nationwide for Uncle Julio’s Class Action

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In October 2015, Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP along with Werman Salas P.C. filed a class action lawsuit against the Uncle Julio’s Corporation and Uncle Julio’s of Illinois, Inc. The lawsuit alleged that Uncle Julio’s Restaurants failed to pay tipped employees the proper minimum wage rates to which they were entitled. Recently, the Court approved that notice of lawsuit be sent out to over 5,000 tipped employees, including servers and bartenders nationwide who work or have worked at any of the ...

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Restaurant Worker Rights: Eliminating Tips Backfires

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Is Eliminating Tips a Good Idea?

Last year, a restaurant owner in San Francisco, Thad Vogler, took the initiative to eliminate tipping in both of his restaurants in a search to increase restaurant worker rights. Such a move in the restaurant industry is expected to have a positive impact on its tipped workers as well as back of the house workers. With tips eliminated, wages were set increase to benefit its workers. This pay raise was made possible by ...

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Minimum Wage Increase for Fast-food Workers’ is Upheld

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Handing down a victory for restaurant worker rights, the decision to increase the minimum wage for fast food workers to $15 an hour in the state of New York has been upheld by a state oversight board. On Wednesday, the New York Industrial Board of Appeals rejected arguments made by the National Restaurant’s Association that claimed the mandate to increase wages was arbitrary and unfair by focusing on national chain restaurants with 30 or more locations.

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Segovia Restaurant Lawsuit Filed by F&S

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On November 19, 2015, Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP and Pechman Law Group PLLC filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey against Segovia Steakhouse & Seafood and Segovia Restaurant in Northern New Jersey.  The lawsuit is filed on behalf of all servers, bussers, food runners, and bartenders (collectively “Tipped Workers”) who work or have worked at Segovia Steakhouse & Seafood located at 217 Main Street, Little Ferry, New Jersey 07643 and/or ...

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Oaxaca Taqueria Overtime Lawsuit

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On November 5, 2015, Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP and Pechman Law Group, PLLC  filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Oaxaca restaurants in New York City.  The lawsuit is filed on behalf of all servers, cooks, kitchen assistants, counterpersons, delivery persons, and other Restaurant Workers (collectively, “Restaurant Workers”) who work or have worked at Oaxaca Taqueria located at the Upper West Side (“Oaxaca Amsterdam”) located at 424 Amsterdam ...

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Judge Extends Notice Period in TGI Fridays Case

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On November 3, 2015, The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted Plaintiffs’ Motion for a 45 day extension of the deadline for potential plaintiffs to opt-in to the lawsuit against Carlson’s Restaurant  Inc. and TGI Friday’s Inc. (collectively, “TGI Friday’s”). The lawsuit alleges that TGI Friday’s failed to pay its servers, bussers, runners, bartenders, barbacks, hosts and other tipped food service workers (“Tipped Employees”) proper minimum wage, overtime pay, spread-of-hours pay, and misappropriated tips, ...

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Numero 28 Restaurant Lawsuit Filed

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On Friday, September 25, 2015, Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Numero 28 Pizzerias in New York. The lawsuit is filed on behalf of all servers, busboys, runners, bartenders, and other “Tipped Workers” who work or have worked at any of Numero 28 pizzerias in New York City. Numero 28’s New York City locations include the “West Village”- located at 28 Carmine Street, ...

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Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse Lawsuit Filed by Fitapelli & Schaffer

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On Wednesday, September 2, 2015, Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York on behalf of all servers, bussers, bartenders, barbacks, and other tipped workers (collectively “Tipped Workers”) who work or have worked at Delmonico’s Italian Steakhouse located at 1553 Central Avenue, Albany, New York 12205 (“Albany Delmonico’s”); 125  White Spruce Boulevard, Rochester, New York 14623 (“Rochester Delmonico’s”); 147 North Genesee Street, Utica, New York 13502 ...

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KOI Restaurant Lawsuit

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On Friday, August 28, 2015, Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Koi Group Inc, Koi NY LLC d/b/a Koi Restaurant, and Koi NY Downtown LLC d/b/a Koi SoHo, (collectively, “Koi”). The lawsuit is filed on behalf of all servers, bussers, runners, bartenders and other “Tipped Employees” who work or have worked at Koi Restaurant located at the Bryant Park Hotel or Trump Soho in ...

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